This recipe includes 3 of my favorite ingredients to cook with. Blackened seasoning, potatoes, and most importantly, Hatch green Chiles! This Hatch Green Chile Corn Chowder Recipe with Blackened Shrimp is an adaptation of one that my Mom made for us a few months back. It's by far one of my favorites and transcends all seasons! Especially with the help of of The Hatch Chile Store in Hatch, NM.
Some months back they were kind enough to let me try out some of there pre-roasted, diced, Hatch Green Chilies.
This changed my Green Chile cooking life forever.
Their chilies come frozen and vacuum sealed in 1 lb bags. The bags are flat and stack perfectly in the freezer for year round use. They also have jarred Chile Roast that I used for this particular recipe.
I Highly recommend checking out their website! You can click here to see what all they have to offer.
What's in Hatch Green Chile Corn Chowder?
The ingredients used in this recipe are very straight forward. The main ingredients are Russet Potatoes, Corn, and Hatch Green Chilies. The rest of the ingredients are for added flavor and creating the liquid. For the added flavor I used Onion, Garlic, Paprika, Olive Oil, Bay leaf, and Lime Juice. To create the liquid for the chowder I chose to use chicken broth and heavy whipping cream.
Those Ingredients all provided the perfect texture, flavor and consistency.
This Hatch Green Chile Corn chowder Recipe is perfect with blackened shrimp. Plus, it isn't too thick making it a lighter chowder, it can be whatever spice level you like, and is full of flavor.
I personally used Hot Pure Green Chile Roast, but if you prefer a more mild spice there are certainly levels to meet anyones comfortability.
How to make it?
Just like the ingredients, the chowder is a very simple recipe.
First, heat the Olive Oil in a Dutch Oven over medium-low heat and sauté the onions until translucent and just beginning to brown.
As soon as the onions are browning add some minced garlic and mix that in just until fragrant. At this point it's time to add the chicken broth and cubed potatoes. Bring this to a boil until the potatoes are softened.
Once the potatoes are soft add the Heavy Cream, Hatch Green Chilies, Corn, Paprika, and Bay leaf. Bring this to a boil then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
For the blackened shrimp, simply melt a bit of butter in glass dish, add your favorite blackened seasoning, and then shrimp. Stir this mixture around and cook in a Cast Iron Skillet on high heat for about 4-5 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through and a bit crispy on the outside.
For more photos and information on blackening take a look at this post I published a while back.
How to Serve Green Chile Chowder
Again, this is super easy to serve and garnish with a beautiful presentation.
Spoon the Hatch Green Chile Corn Chowder into the bowls, place a generous amount of shrimp in the center of the bowl and garnish with two Lime wedges.
Tell your family or guests to squeeze the lime juice over their bowl and stir the shrimp in to incorporate all of the flavors. Making a meal look gorgeous while also being interactive adds to the experience, at times becoming a family tradition!
Hatch Green Chile Corn Chowder Recipe with Blackened Shrimp
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoon Minced Garlic
- 1 Onion Diced
- 5 cups Chicken Broth
- 6 Russet Potatoes
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 12 oz package Frozen Corn
- ½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 Cup Hot Hatch Green Chile Roast
- ½ Cup Heavy Cream
- ½ Lime for serving (Optional - See Note)
The Blackened Shrimp
- 1 Lb Medium Shrimp Peeled/Deveined Tail Off
- 4 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- 2 tablespoon Blackened Seasoning
- Heat Olive Oil In a 6qt Dutch Oven and sauté onion until just starting to slightly brown.
- Add Garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant.
- Pour in Chicken Broth, potatoes, add the bay leaf, cover and bring to a slow boil until potatoes begin to soften.
- Stir in Paprika, Heavy Cream, Hatch Pure Green Chile Roast, and Corn returning to boil and simmer for 45 minutes.
- In a microwave safe bowl melt butter for about 35 Seconds then stir to completely melt.
- Add blackened seasoning to the butter stirring to create a mixture.
- In a separate bowl pour the butter mixture over the shrimp and stir to completely cover.
- Heat a Cast Iron Skillet over medium high heat and add shrimp sautéing until cooked through and blackened on all sides.
- Spoon the Chowder into bowls, top with a generous amount of shrimp, and garnish with two Lime wedges.
This easy Hatch Green Chile Corn Chowder Recipe with Blackened Shrimp is perfect for any season or occasion. Pairing the flavor profile of the blackened shrimp with the amazingly fresh and flavorful chillies from the Hatch Chile Store is a culinary experience like no other.
Let us know in the comments if you made this recipe and what you thought! Did you make any changes, additions, subtractions, etc.
Thank you for reading and as usual...
This dish is easy and so delicious ! Leftovers were even tastier. Light enough for a summer meal, but also warming enough for cold weather.
Awesome, Shannon! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!