Baby, It's Getting Cold Outside...Cajun Shrimp Chowder


1 Tbsp Butter

1 Medium Sweet Yellow Onion,Finely Diced

1 Tsp Kosher Salt

1 Tsp Finely Ground Black Pepper

1 Tsp Garlic Powder

1 Tsp Dried Thyme

1 Tsp Dried Oregano

1 Tsp Paprika

1/4 to 1 Tsp Cayenne (adapt to your spice level)

1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1/2 Tsp Celery Seed

1/3 Cup Sweet Tea Vodka

2 (14.5oz) Cans of Low-Sodium Chicken Broth

2 Cups of Milk

1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

2 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar

2 Bay Leaves

2 1/2lbs Red Potatoes, Peeled&Deveined

1 1/2lbs Shrimp,Peeled & Deveined


  1. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot.

  2. When the butter is melted, stir in the onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, paprika, cayenne, red pepper flakes, and celery seed. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in the vodka and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.

  4. Add the chicken broth, milk,cream, brown sugar, bay leaves, and diced potatoes. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

  5. When the chowder comes to a boil, lower the heat to medium and continue to cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. Add the shrimp and cook 3-5 minutes, or until they are cooked through.

  7. Remove the bay leaves before serving.

  8. Grab the spoons and bowls, it time to enjoy this delicious bowl of chowder!

Chowder pairs great with cheese toast.

Photos are taken during my meal prep and the final results...

. mhhhhhhhmmmm GOOD!

This was kid approved... They enjoyed every bite of this recipe..

Let me know how your family likes it!

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