Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday ~~ Corn and Shrimp Soup

Hey friends. Whatcha up to? I've been SO busy lately, have barely stuck my toes into the Blogosphere or other swimming holes along the Social Network Highway. (Mardi Gras activities, a massive art project deadline and the time change certainly haven't helped!)

Hope you like this southern favorite. It's good all year round, and most of us keep the key ingredients on hand, so no mad dash to the grocery is needed. :)


Simple Corn & Shrimp Soup

1 T. olive oil
2/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery (if you like it)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 lb. large Gulf shrimp (cleaned & deveined)
20 oz. cream corn
10 oz fresh (cut from cob) or canned corn niblets 
Sea salt & pepper to taste
(If you like heat, add a 10-oz. can of Ro-tel tomatoes w/green chillies)
1 1/2 cups water
1 T. brown gravy mix or roux (from jar or homemade)

In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, saute' veggies until soft and almost clear. Add in shrimp and stir until you can almost see through them. Put in cream corn, Ro-tel (if using), and corn.

Cook covered on low for 20-30 minutes. Add in seasoning and stir well. Last, dissolve gravy mix or roux in 1 1/2 cups water, then add to pot. Stir to make sure any lumps are dissolved. Simmer on lowest temperature until ready to serve. Garnish with parsley if desired.


Kittie Howard said...

I'm counting to a zillion so I'm not jealous...but I know, deep down, you had fun at Mardi Gras!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Kittie -- you need to plan on coming down for some Fat Tuesday fun and food next year. :)

Small Footprints said...

Oh Yum! That sounds like comfort-food at it's best! If I left out the shrimp (I know ... don't hate me) ... it'd be a great vegetarian soup. Mmm!

My favorite soup, right now (it changes as I try new things and probably will change when I try your soup), is a Tuscan style tomato & white bean soup. I started with several recipes that I found and then started modifying it. My version is easy & full of flavor. :-)

Thanks for sharing your recipe!! Take care!

Diane said...

I do love potato soup and the Broccoli cheddar at Panera's is a favorite. :O)

Marguerite said...

I hear ya on Mardi Gras, sha! I'm still recovering. lol This soup looks fab and of course, I always have a freezer full of shrimp! My favorite soup is seafood gumbo!

Karen said...

Oh, yummo! I've missed those recipes!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Small - Your concocted soup sounds really good!

Love both those too, Diane. :)

Marguerite - Gumbo truly is hard to beat. Hope you catch up from Mardi Gras mambo-ing soon. hehe

Thanks Karen! Hugs

Linda Hoye said...

Thanks for another awesome-sounding recipe Angie!

P.S. Linky love over on my site.

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