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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Soup Sunday Shrimp Potato and Corn Chowder

It seems like lately I am too busy training to write my blog.  I am only a week away from my first of two National Championship races. So my training has to come first before writing.

It has turned really hot here this week.  Today it was 96 F and humid when I was driving home from the pool. Not really good soup weather, but I had bought all of the ingredients already.

I sure it will taste good when I eat it for lunch in my air conditioned office.  Hope you enjoy it.

8 ounces raw shrimp
3 cups chicken bone broth
1 large carrot chopped
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 large white onion chopped
3 cups of baby potatoes cubed
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
4 cups frozen whole kernel corn
3 cups skim milk
2 tablespoons Marsala wine
3 tablespoons cornstarch
4 slices bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon fresh Rosemary
Cracked black pepper

Put the chicken broth and shrimp into a large soup pot.  Place over medium heat and simmer until the shrimp turn pink.  Remove the shrimp leaving the broth in the pot. Peel the shrimp and cut into bite size pieces. Set aside.

To the pot with the chicken broth, add the onions, potatoes and Old Bay Seasoning. Simmer until the potatoes are tender.

Add the celery and carrots and cook for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender crisp.

Take about 1/4 cup of the broth from the pot and mix with the cornstarch. Add the milk, shrimp and corn.  Cook for 3 to 4 minutes to heat the corn through..  Add the cornstarch mixture.  Simmer until the soup thickens.  Add the Rosemary and season with black pepper to taste. 

Serve in bowls sprinkled with crumbled bacon.

Serves 6


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.  

 In 2014 she represented the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon as a senior Olympian. In 2017 she placed 2nd in her age group at the Winter Triathlon National Championship, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Champsionship.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 217 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland, Iran, Norway, Sweden and Ireland. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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