Cajun Shrimp Chowder

Cajun Shrimp Chowder

  • Author: Amy Duska
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American


This Cajun Shrimp Chowder is Louisiana comfort food at it’s finest! With big juicy blackened shrimp in a smokey corn and potato chowder….. ┬áIt’s the perfect choice for a quick, hearty weeknight meal.



  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced into small pieces
  • 4 cups chicken stock or water
  • 2 packets of Goya Ham Flavored Concentrate
  • 4 T olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1 T garlic, minced
  • 2 cans sweet corn, drained
  • 1 roasted red pepper, diced
  • 2 T ancho chili sauce
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 T blackened seasoning
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme


  1. Place the diced potatoes, chicken stock and ham seasoning in a medium stockpot and simmer on medium heat while preparing the vegetables.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onion and bell pepper until they start to soften, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, corn, roasted red pepper, ancho chili sauce, paprika, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper and ground thyme to the saucepan and cook another 5-10 minutes.
  4. Pour the corn mixture into the stockpot with the potatoes and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Puree 1 and 1/2 cups of the chowder in a blender and then pour back into the stockpot and stir.
  6. Sprinkle both sides of the shrimp with blackened seasoning. Heat a non stick pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil over high heat and cook the shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, making sure they are fully cooked.
  7. Spoon the chowder into a bowl and place the blackened shrimp on top and garnish with fresh thyme.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 330

Keywords: easy soup recipe, chowder recipe