Coconut Shrimp Chowder

Servings 4 people


  • 2 tablespoons ghee or use coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 medium stalks celery chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 large turnips peeled and cubed
  • 2 14-oz. cans unsweetened coconut milk
  • 4 cups fish stock or use low sodium chicken broth
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined


  • Melt the ghee or coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, celery, and garlic; sauté for about 5 minutes. Add turnips, coconut milk, fish stock (or chicken broth), salt, pepper, white pepper and thyme.
  • Bring mixture to a boil and cook for a few minutes, until turnips begin to soften.
  • Add shrimp then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and allow chowder to sit for about 5 minutes; serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big spinach salad tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: per serving: 912 Calories; 64g Fat; 53g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 378mg Cholesterol; 729mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 11 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 24
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