Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cajun Seasoned Shrimp and Crab Chowder

Shrimp and crab come together with a spicy kick of Cajun seasonings and a sweet bite of corn to create a big bowl of delicious!

Seafood Chowder

This seafood chowder is simple to make and is filled to the brim with flavor! It actually comes together very quickly using
canned crabmeat. I found some in a chain grocery store in the refrigerated seafood section. I was a little hesitant to try it, it wasn't cheap and I just hated the thought of dropping all those dollars on something that might not be so tasty. I'm glad I didn't pass it by. The can was packed full to the top with crabmeat (no water or juices) and worth every single bit of mucho dinero spent. I have had so much fun trying out new recipes with crab, some coming to a blog near you very soon ;) Luckily, the hubs is a huge fan of crab and always at the ready to try out my new recipes.

Seafood Chowder

The spicy kick of Cajun seasonings and red pepper flakes is balanced perfectly by the sweet corn. I used kernels cut from two ears of corn on the cob that was left over from dinner the night before. I would definitely recommend using fresh or frozen corn and not canned. I think the frozen is much sweeter and firmer than the canned corn. 

Although I am ready for warmer temps and fresh spring air, this is definitely a dish I will be making over and over to soothe my winter weary soul until that time arrives. Are you ready for spring or are you still enjoying Old Man Winter?

If you like seafood soups, be sure to check out my Oyster Stew recipe here!

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Cajun Seasoned Shrimp and Crab Chowder

Makes 4 to 6 servings

2 Cups Small Shrimp (I found mine in the frozen seafood section - it was labeled salad shrimp and already peeled and deveined-I thawed them for about 30 minutes before adding)
1 Cup Crabmeat
2 – 12 Ounce Cans Evaporated Milk *
2 Cups Chicken Broth**
1 Cup Diced Potatoes
1 Cup Corn (I cut the kernels from two ears of corn on the cob)
1/4 Cup Diced Onion
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon Cajun or New Orleans Seasoning Blend (I used a generous Tablespoon)
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes
1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes ***
Salt and Pepper To Taste

Melt butter in soup pot over low heat, add onion. Cook onions for five minutes or just until translucent.  Add chicken broth and potatoes, turn heat to medium high and cook on a low simmer for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to medium low and add evaporated milk, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, parsley, red pepper flakes, corn, crab and shrimp; continue to cook on medium low for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Do not let boil, keep at a low temperature.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crackers.


* Whole or 2% milk can be substituted, the chowder will have a less rich and creamy consistency though.

**Can substitute 2 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in two cups hot water.

***Can use more or less depending on your taste for spiciness.


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33 comments:

  1. It looks tooo good. Super yummy :)

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  2. It certainly does sound like a bowl of deliciousness! I don't eat enough seafood as hubby doesn't really like it....but I wonder if I could convince him to eat this!! Hm....

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    1. Hi Catherine, I certainly hope you can :) Thanks for hosting Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning!

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  3. Your soup looks delicious! Love shrimp and crab and corn chowder. Great combination! Pinned for later! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks Christine! It was a great combo. Thanks for pinning and have a great week!

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  4. Your chowder looks great. I love the shrimp and the crab in this soup. I made a shrimp soup last week, but I think your soup has a bit more flavor than mine.

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    2. Hi Dawn! We like the spicy flavors here! So glad to have you back!

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  5. This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks Christie! Thanks for hosting :)

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  6. Mmmm seafood is the utter best thing on the face of the planet! :D

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  7. Soup queen here. Even have some on my blog under Sunday Soup. Love chowders, this will be one I will be making.

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    1. I hope you do get a chance to try it.

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  8. Sounds and looks really good! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop! Please stop by to enter the very special giveaway on http://www.over50feeling40.com

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    1. Hi Pam, it was delicious. Thanks for hosting and visiting. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Oh my goodness this sounds mouthwatering, savory delicious! :-) Love thew blend of ingredients, they look so so yummy! I love chowders, and I am going to give this one a try! PINNED to try! :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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    1. Thank you Cathy! You will love it! Thanks for pinning, so glad you stopped by :)

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  10. Oh my goodness this sounds mouthwatering, savory delicious! :-) Love thew blend of ingredients, they look so so yummy! I love chowders, and I am going to give this one a try! PINNED to try! :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  11. hi girly!
    I'm starting a new link party over at my blog on Tuesdays and id love for you to stop by and share a post!

    -K
    http://peeledwellness.com

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  12. I love chowders like this Christy...it looks so delicious! Sharing it on Facebook right now and I hope to be making it soon!

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    1. Thank you for sharing Michelle! I hope you do get a chance to make it, it is so good :)

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  13. Super yummy recipe! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls

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  14. Your Cajun Seasoned Shrimp and Corn Chowder looks so comforting and delicious, Christy! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and tweeted :-) Hope you will join us at the hop again this week!

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  15. Your chowder looks delicious. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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  16. Oh yum! I love shrimp and crab. This chowder looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again on Friday. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  17. thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I cant wait to see what you linked up this week! Pinned and shared all of your goodies!
    Jess liverandomlysimple

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  18. I've never had chowder before but I love how warming it looks. Yum! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  19. This looks absolutely Amazing!! I am Featureing this chowder tomorrow as one of My 2 favorite Things!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party. Hope you come back again tomorrow to share some more stuff!! Pinned!!

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  20. oh that looks SOO good! I'm going to have to give it a try!

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  21. Wow, this recipe looks so delicious! I'll have to give it a try!
    from Idea Box link party!

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