Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2leeks (white and pale green parts only), chopped
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle clam juice
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp
  • 2 (8 ounce) bags frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir leeks into the butter and season with salt and black pepper; cook and stir until the leeks are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Stir flour into the leek mixture until dissolved completely and the mixture begins to thicken; add half-and-half, potatoes, and clam juice. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Stir shrimp and corn into the potato mixture; continue cooking until the potatoes are completely tender, about 10 minutes more. Remove pot from heat, add lemon juice and chives, and stir.

  • Cook's Notes:

    For a lighter version, replace half-and-half with skim milk.

    This is also good with shredded cheese on top as a garnish.

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