Shrimp, Corn and Sweet Potato Soup

This recipe ran in last week’s Cleveland Plain Dealer. The sweet potato angle sounded intriguing, so I decided to try it.

Despite the interesting mix of flavors, creation was simple. Total cooking time, including prep, was about a half hour. Good for a busy weeknight.

The final product was spicy, but the flavor was not overwhelmed by the heat. I used Rotel Original for the chopped tomatoes and green chilies; I would probably use the mild version next time. I might also substitute half or all of the chili powder with paprika.

In terms of ease and flavor, this is definitely a dish I would make again.

Shrimp, Corn and Sweet Potato Soup
(Makes 12 one-cup servings)
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups peeled, diced sweet potatoes
16-oz. bag frozen corn
15-oz. can cream-style corn
10-oz. can chopped tomatoes and green chilies (like Rotel)
1 cup salsa
32-oz. fat-free chicken broth
2 teaspoons chili powder (could substitute paprika)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds peeled medium shrimp
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped green onions

In a large nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, saute red onion and garlic until tender. Add all ingredients except salt, pepper, shrimp and green onions; bring mixture to a boil. Add shrimp, return to boil, reduce heat and continue cooking until shrimp are done, 7-10 minutes. Season to taste. Sprinkle with green onions when serving.

As if this weren’t spicy enough, we accompanied the soup with Spicy Crackers. These are addictive.

Spicy Crackers
1 cup canola oil
1 packet Original Ranch dressing mix
1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lb. package saltines

Whisk oil and seasonings together in small bowl. Put two sleeves of saltines into gallon ziplock bag. Pour half of oil mixture into bag with crackers. Shake bag to coat crackers with oil, being careful not to break crackers. Repeat with last two sleeves of saltines and remaining oil mixture. Spread seasoned crackers on waxed paper. After crackers have dried, store in air-tight container or sealed bag.

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