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Fun Friday - Seafood Chowder

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound small uncooked shrimp, peeled
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup carrots, small dice
1/2 cup potatoes, small dice
1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
1/3 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth, warm
2 cups half & half
2 cooked lobster tails, chopped
1/2 cup Sherry
1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
sea salt, to taste

  1. In a large saucepan heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Sauté shrimp for 3 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan & set aside.
     
  2. Add butter to pan then sauté onion, celery, carrots, potatoes & garlic for 7 minutes. Stir flour into the pan & whisk until smooth. Slowly add chicken broth into pan & cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.
     
  3. Add heavy cream, lobster & shrimp to pan. Let mixture simmer on low for 10 minutes or more, until thickened. Stir in Sherry, Creole seasoning & salt.

    servings: 4 / prep time: 20 minutes / cook time: 30-45 minutes

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