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I’m counting down the days until Christmas. I’m not going home for the holidays this year so it will be just Adam, Mango, and I. It will be my first Christmas in Los Angeles without the family. Growing up, I looked forward to Christmas traditions at home. On Christmas Eve we would head over to my Grandma’s house and she would serve delicious seafood. For us, seafood is a treat since we don’t eat it all the time.
There is nothing like a warm bowl of clam chowder on Christmas Eve. I want to to make my own holiday meal traditions here in California. I decided to kick up Grandma’s clam chowder and put my own spin on it. Meet my chipotle shrimp chowder – it’s packed with plump shrimp, zesty chipotle flavor, and lots of vegetables.
La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce make this recipe a success. These flavorful peppers should always be a kitchen staple. I buy a few cans at a time from my local Ralph’s because La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce make every dish taste better.
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- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 2 cups diced red potatoes
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 quart half and half
- 1 7 ounce can La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
- 1 pound peeled shrimp
- cilantro for garnish
- Add the onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, and corn to a large skillet. Cover with water and cook until tender.
- Meanwhile melt the butter in a large pot. Whisk in flour until smooth. Stir in half and half and whisk slowly until thick over a medium heat.
- Mix in the Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, chopping up the large peppers.
- Drain the vegetables, reserving one cup of vegetable water. Add the water and vegetables to the large pot.
- Finally add in the shrimp, cook for just a few minutes and serve.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cilantro and serve with chips.
I cannot wait to make this delicious meal again for Christmas Eve. It’s rich, and satisfying. It has the texture and creamy goodness of a clam chowder with a nice heat and flavor from the Chipotle Peppers in Adobo.
I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I did and try serving it at one of your own holiday meals.