This Cajun Seafood Chowder is rich and creamy, with just the right amount of seafood including shrimp and tuna, along with sweet corn and earthy potatoes. It’s perfect comfort food that will make you happy all winter long.
2sliced green onionsplus more for garnish if desired
1can Island Trollers Albacore tuna7.5 ounces
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat.
Season shrimp all over with Cajun seasoning.
Once the pan is hot, sear the shrimp 1 to 2 minutes each side, until just pink. Shrimp may need to be cooked in two batches so that they don’t crowd the pan. Remove the shrimp from the skillet to a clean plate, and set aside.
Melt butter in the same pot, scraping up any browned bits with a spoon. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and flour, and cook 30 seconds more. Add chopped potatoes, broth, thyme sprigs, and green onions, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in corn and cream, and simmer 5 minutes more. Turn off heat and stir in cooked shrimp, tuna, and paprika. Taste for salt & pepper. Remove thyme sprigs.