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Creamed Corn with Old Bay Shrimp

Servings: 5


  • 6 ears of corn, divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion, rough chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar.
  • Old Bay Shrimp, see recipe below
  • queso fresco, for topping

for the Old Bay Shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp, shells removed and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon (or more) Old Bay
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  • Remove the corn kernels from the four ears of corn and set aside.
  • In a large flat-bottomed skillet, melt the butter over medium heat on the stovetop. Add the onions and corn from the four ears. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • After 10 minutes of cooking, add the cream and salt to the corn mixture. Stir to combine. Let simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes on low heat. Place this mixture into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Add the corn puree back to the skillet.
  • Remove the corn kernels from the other remaining two ears of corn and add to the pureed corn mixture. Stir until combined. Bring to simmer over medium-low heat and let cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent browning.
  • After the 15 minutes remove the corn from the heat. Add the vinegar, stir to combine and season to taste.
  • Pour into serving bowls and top with Old Bay Shrimp and crumbled queso fresco. Serve warm.

for the Old Bay Shrimp

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the Old Bay. If you want a robust Old Bay flavor, add an additional 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay to the shrimp (remember, Old Bay has salt in it, so additional Old Bay will increase the saltiness of the shrimp). Stir to thoroughly coat the shrimp. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Warm over medium heat, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and sauté until cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and top with lemon juice. Stir to coat. Serve warm.