Creamy Shrimp Chowder – Суп c Креветками

As newlyweds, young brides put in so much effort to make thier husbands happy. A delicious home cooked meal is a sure way to make him smile and beam at you with pride. One of my friends, Lena, shared this recipe with many several years ago. As a new wife and housekeeper, this was one of her signature meals and her husband raved about it, bragging about his beautiful, domestic genius.

When I got married a year later, I made this for my husband as well. This creamy, luxurious soup has a light and delicate taste, with potatoes, carrots, onions and plump, juicy shrimp. Not only is it extravangant, but it’s also surprisingly easy to make. You can even make it on busy weeknights, since you can have it ready from the kitchen to the table within 20-30 minutes, easily.

Yields: about 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

6 cups chicken broth or water

2 packages spreadable cheese wedges, Laughing Cow or President’s cheese

3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, peeled and shredded

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

bay leaf, Old Bay seasoning, salt pepper

fresh herbs, minced (parsley, chives, dill, etc)

Instructions: 

Peel the cheese wedges. 

Bring water, chicken broth or a mixture of both to a boil in a medium pot. Add the cheese wedges and mix with a wooden spoon or with a whisk until all the cheese is dissolved. While the water is coming to a boil, prep the rest of the ingredients. Add potatoes, carrots, onions, bay leaf, Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper to the soup. Cook, simmering on medium low heat for about 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Add the shrimp to the soup.  Cook for 2-4 minutes, just until shrimp is pink. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. As soon as it turns pink take off the heat. Discard the bay leaf, garnish with fresh herbs.

 

Creamy Shrimp Chowder - Суп c Креветками
 
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Recipe type: Soups
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 6 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 packages spreadable cheese wedges, Laughing Cow or President's cheese
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • bay leaf, Old Bay seasoning, salt pepper
  • fresh herbs, minced (parsley, chives, dill, etc)
Instructions
  1. Peel the cheese wedges.
  2. Bring water, chicken broth or a mixture of both to a boil in a medium pot.
  3. Add the cheese wedges and mix with a wooden spoon or with a whisk until all the cheese is dissolved.
  4. While the water is coming to a boil, prep the rest of the ingredients. Add potatoes, carrots, onions, bay leaf, Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper to the soup. Cook, simmering on medium low heat for about 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Add the shrimp to the soup. Cook for 2-4 minutes, just until shrimp is pink. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. As soon as it turns pink take off the heat.
  6. Discard the bay leaf, garnish with fresh herbs.

 
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  1. Yana says

    I’m starting to cook, and this is my second big meal. It’s so quick and easy to make! It’s delicious, and I’m looking forward to making it again! Thanks for the recipe!

    • olgak7 says

      Congratulations, Yana!
      That’s wonderful. I’m so glad you liked this recipe. I hope you’ll be able to find more recipes that you’ll love too.

  2. jenny says

    This looks very good! I’ve tried a similar soup called shrimp cauliflower soup, and although it was good, I wasn’t that big of a fan. It seemed to sweet for me to be a soup, I’m thinking because it had a lot of heavy cream. Is this on the sweet side as well?

  3. Lana says

    How much of the old bay seasoning and salt and pepper do you use?
    I would appreciate just a ball park at least:) thanx

    • says

      Hi Lana,
      I’ve never measured how much salt and seasoning I put into soup. Just start with a small amount, taste it and add more if it needs it.

  4. Katie says

    Hi Olga, Thank you for the recipe. When we were visiting Ukraine our aunt cooked similar soup but instead of shrimp she used Fish salmon. It was really good. Can’t wait to make your version of this soup.

  5. L says

    Hi, Olga! Thanks for great recipes and tips! I have a question about this recipe : do you think milk + flour would work instead of chicken broth+ spreadable cheese? Thanks again.

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