Smoky Corn Chowder with Bacon

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Ingredients:

2 slices of bacon, diced

1/2 pound of shrimp

1/2 an onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. smoked paprika

1 pinch crushed red pepper

1 can of corn

2 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup half and half or cream

pinch of salt and pepper

basil for garnish

 

1.Heat the bacon and cook in some oil.  When it is finished cooking, set aside.

2. In the same pot, add the onions in some oil and cook until translucent.  Add the garlic, paprika, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper.  Stir in the corn and shrimp, heating for another 5 minutes.

3. Add the bacon, chicken broth and half and half.  Simmer for another 15 minutes.  You can use an immersion blender to pulse it creamy, if desired.

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