I don’t know how may of you may be seafood fans but I do love hard shell crabs in the summer time. But I’ll eat pretty much any seafood any time of the year. Shrimp are usually available year round in the seafood case at your local grocery store or available frozen.
This is chowder for those of us who are not so fond of oysters and clams. And it is made with pre-cooked shrimp so comes together pretty quickly for an easy meal with a bag of salad and some rolls. And it is somewhat healthy as it does not contain cream but gets its creamy texture and taste from the cream cheese.
Creamy Shrimp Chowder
½ c. celery, chopped
1/3 c. onion, diced
2 Tbsp. butter
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. milk
1 ½ c. potatoes, diced and cooked
½ lb. cooked shrimp, thawed and drained
½ tsp. salt
Old Bay seasoning to taste
Sauté celery and onions in butter in a large pot. Mix in the cream cheese and milk, stirring over low heat until the cream cheese melts. Mix in the potatoes, shrimp, salt and Old Bay. Heat stirring occasionally until heated through. Serves 4