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Mardi Gras Inspired Cajun Shrimp Chowder

Published : 01/29/2018 15:10:41
Categories : Entree , Recipe Blog , Soup

Mardi Gras Inspired Cajun Shrimp Chowder

Cajun Shrimp Chowder

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Louisiana-themed dish. 

(Serves 6) 


1 tablespoon vegetable oil 

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup) 

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup) 

3 ribs celery, chopped 

1 large onion, chopped (2 cups) 

3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped 

1 (14 1/2 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes 

1/2 cup dry red wine (burgundy) 

1/2 cup water 

4 teaspoons Olde Westport Sizzlin' Sunset Cajun Spice Blend

1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 

1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and cleaned 

2 green onions, chopped for garnish 

Heat oil in your favorite soup pot over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, celery, onion and garlic, cook until tender. Add tomatoes, wine, water, Olde Westport Sizzlin' Sunset Cajun Spice Blend, black pepper and thyme. Bring to a gentle boil, cover, lower heat, simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp, cover, cook 5 minutes or just until shrimp turns pink. Remove from heat immediately and serve in bowls sprinkled with green onion. 

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