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Sunday dinner: Shrimp and sweet corn chowder

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Fresh flavors for soup!

The late summer season still has a lot to offer! Use seasonal ingredients like corn and zucchini to blend together a flavorful chowder.

Fresh flavors for soup!

This Sunday dinner recipe for shrimp and sweet corn chowder combines the fresh flavors of corn, and added veggies like zucchini, to create a filling and tasty dish that's perfect for the end-of-summer season. This dish is easy to put together for a hearty meal.

Shrimp and sweet corn chowder recipe

Serves 6


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 new red potatoes, diced small
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces sweet corn kernels
  • 3/4 pound frozen shrimp, tails removed and cut into small chunks
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 green zucchini, sliced in rounds and cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Add the oil to a stockpot over medium heat. When hot, add the green onions and garlic and cook for a few minutes, careful not to burn the garlic.
  2. Add the chicken broth, new potatoes and salt and pepper, and bring the mixture to a boil for a minute or so. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the potatoes soften.
  3. Add the corn, celery, zucchini and thyme, and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove about 1 cup of the mixture and carefully blend the remaining ingredients with a stick blender.
  5. Return the reserved mixture to the soup, add the shrimp and heavy cream, and simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until the shrimp turns pink.
  6. Remove from the heat and serve warm.

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