Prawn chowder with mashed potato

Prawn chowder with mashed potato

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Whizzing corn in the blender gives this soup a rich, luxurious texture and thickens it, too

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal338
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre4g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.43g
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  • 400g can sweetcorn, drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 500g floury potato, cubed



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 200g small peeled prawn, defrosted if frozen



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 4 rashers streaky bacon



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…


  1. Tip the corn into a food processor and blend to a purée. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain, mash with the milk and season to taste. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, add most of the spring onions and fry for 2 mins until softened. Add the corn, tomato purée, paprika and stock. Bring to the boil, simmer for 5 mins, then stir in the prawns.

  2. Grill the bacon until crisp. Divide the soup between 4 bowls and spoon the mash into the centre of each. Break up the bacon and scatter over the top with the remaining spring onions.

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heatherwillson's picture
2nd Sep, 2018
So simple and tasty. Good comfort food when it’s cold and wet.
14th Nov, 2013
This is scrummy, the sweetcorn and potato make it filling, and the crispy bacon and spring onion add a really nice flavour. Great comfort food recipe.
13th Feb, 2013
Easy, quick, delicious and fills you up. My boyfriend loves, loves this chowder. I will be making it again this weekend :)
12th Dec, 2011
Really nice & easy and filling dinner - added some fresh chilli too - yum!
2nd Nov, 2011
Lovely dish -so easy to make and very filling . We add fresh chilli to give it a bit of zing
28th Jul, 2011
2nd Jun, 2011
really enjoyed this! nice flavours
4th Jan, 2011
This was delicious and easy to make, didn't have any paprika but used some fresh chilli and cracked black pepper instead and left out the bacon. Will definitely make this one again!
15th Jul, 2010
Not sure what I did wrong - was really looking forward to this but all I could taste was bacon and mash in a lot of gravy. That was nice but a waste of the prawns I thought and the sweetcorn wasnt brilliant either. Not awful (we ate the lot) but probably wont go to all thia trouble again.
30th Jun, 2010
Yummy yummy, even the picky boyfriend liked it ! Halved the recipe for two and it was a too small a portion for an evening meal. With bread it would probably be enough. Without a doubt will be doing this again...easy and delicious. Well done again Mary x


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