A sweet and fragrant broth-based soup, seasoned with fresh thyme and finished with a touch of milk. Shrimp and corn add sweetness, and the broth can be easily adjusted for richness - use milk to keep it light, or cream to give it more of a chowder consistency.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir bacon in a skillet over medium heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon on a paper towel-lined plate, reserving about 1 tablespoon bacon grease in the skillet.

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  • Cook and stir leeks and celery in bacon grease over medium heat until leeks soften, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir garlic into leek mixture until fragrant, about 2 minutes more. Transfer mixture to a slow cooker.

  • Place drained bacon, potatoes, chicken broth, 2 cups water, dried thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in the slow cooker.

  • Tie sprigs of fresh thyme together with kitchen string and add to the slow cooker.

  • Cook on High for 4 hours; add corn and cook for 1 more hour.

  • Reduce heat to Low; stir in milk and cook uncovered until slightly thickened, 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring a pot of water a boil. Cook tiger shrimp in boiling water until they are bright pink and no longer translucent in the center, about 3 minutes. Drain. Allow shrimp to cool slightly before peeling.

  • Mix cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water in a bowl until combined.

  • Stir cornstarch mixture into slow cooker and heat until the soup thickens, about 3 minutes.

  • Stir peeled shrimp and parsley into soup. Remove fresh thyme sprigs and season soup with salt and black pepper before serving.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

253.4 calories; 15 g protein; 39.1 g carbohydrates; 74.5 mg cholesterol; 306.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2012
I made this with scallops instead of shrimp on a rainy day and it was a big hit. Not a drop left in the pot! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2012
I made this with scallops instead of shrimp on a rainy day and it was a big hit. Not a drop left in the pot! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2014
I do like this recipe over the cream of leek soup recipes. But I find the colour is washed out by the end of cooking time. So I had to add some extra parsley at the end to each bowl to make it a bit more colourful. The taste was very good. Read More