Shrimp Chowder

A creamy chowder perfectly seasoned with marjoram and nutmeg.


  • 3 Tablespoons (42 g) light butter spread
  • 1 (40 g) small rib celery
  • 1/4 (28 g) medium onion, peeled
  • 1 (50 g) small carrot, halved
  • pinch of marjoram
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups (480 ml) chicken broth
  • 8 ounces (227 g) shrimp or crab, cleaned
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk


  1. Place butter, celery, onion, carrot, marjoram, nutmeg, lemon juice, and chicken broth into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 4.
  4. Blend for 10 seconds.
  5. Pour into a 4-quart pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Add shrimp. Cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp is no longer pink. Add milk and maintain temperature. Serve immediately.

Chef's Note: The chowder can be puréed to make into a bisque.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.