Cajun Sweet Potato Seafood Chowder

Sweet potato is so in season right now! Let’s find something yummy we can cook that incorporates this tasty vegetable. Oh, of course I’m already ahead of you and found it and gave it a shot. This chowder is sweet and spicy at the same time, and it’s going to warm you perfectly during these colder months. Enjoy!


What you’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 pounds sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 1/2 pound lump crab meat
  • salt and pepper to taste

Using one tbsp oil, cook the onion over medium heat in a Dutch oven for about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cajun seasoning and cook for another minute. Add the broth and the cubed sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until the sweet potatoes are nice and tender, about 20 minutes. Puree the mix with an immersion blender.

While the sweet potato mix is simmering, heat the remaining oil in a pan. Add shrimp and crab meat and season with the remaining cajun seasoning. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes. After pureeing the sweet potato mix, add corn, tarragon and lemon juice to it, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Serve the chowder in bowls topped with the shrimp and crab meat.


Bon Appétit!


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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  1. That soup looks so good!!! I can say first hand that all the food prepared by Erica is absolutely scrumptious! She knows good food!!

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