Red Shrimp Chowder with corn

1) red shrimp chowder with corn

I came across this recipe reading Sunday’s New York Time’s magazine so kudos go to them.

2) shell about 2lbs shrimp and reserve the shells for the stock; 3) hull and cut off the corn from 4 cobs, reserve the cobs for the stock

4 & 5) put shells, cobs and some basil stems into water and simmer about 30 minutes or so

6) the stock simmers; 7) gather and chop the other ingredients: carrot, garlic, potatoes, onion, celery (really whatever you have laying around in the fridge)

8) here’s what I had; 9) toss into the pot with the strained stock; add a bay leaf and some red chili flakes

10) add in a 28oz can of tomatoes and simmer 20 minutes; 11) remove about half the potatoes and mush with the tomato juice and re-add … the starch in the potatoes will help thicken the stock

12) last minute add in the shrimp and turn off the heat and you’re done; 13) G made wonderful potato salad to accompany

14 & 15) G also made the damn most finest bruchetta ever

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

Starring Frances McDormand as Miss Pettigrew – a for-hire nanny with very high morals and a panache for getting fired – and Amy Adams in an anything but nun-like role as Delysia LaFosse, an American wannabe singer/actress bedding three lads in London at the start of World War II, this gem of a movie is perfect from start to finish. When the matronly Miss Pettigrew slyly cheats her employer and ends up on the doorstep of Miss LaFosse at the perfect time to aide her in extracting herself from a delicate situation involving two of her three lovers, she is suddenly seen as the guru of all things romantic, even when all she’s after is a bite to eat. Director Bharat Nalluri nails London in all its 1939 glory and mirrors the foss of fashion (Shirley Henderson as maven Edythe DuBarry is great) and the silliness of the storyline with two genuine love stories and some great life lessons. Acted brilliantly by all involved, including Miss Pettigrew’s subtle love interest Joe Boomfield (Ciarán Hinds), this film is charming from start to finish. My rating 8 out of 10.


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4 Responses to Red Shrimp Chowder with corn

  1. ElusiveWords says:

    Hey – that looks pretty good. I think I’ll try making that one.

  2. Fatcat723 says:

    I have eaten the chowder at the home of one of my friends. Delicious!!!

  3. CurryPuffy says:

    @christao408 – I wonder how ‘Titanic’ would be expressed as?

  4. christao408 says:

    Fantastic looking chowder.  I’ve been meaning to ask you, Brent, since you have such an eleaborate Oscar themed dinner party each year, when you are watching films throughout the year and come across a standout, do you start thinking how that film might be expressed as a potential course in your dinner?

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