If I recall correctly, there is an old song that exclaims, “If you can’t be with the one you love, you gotta love the one you’re with!”
Who am I kidding? I don’t need to recall anything, I know Stephen Still’s jam backward and forward!
Well today, I had to love the store-bought corn with crab chowder I was with.
Trust me, by the time I’d finished putting a little affection and ‘Gwin spin’ on this chowda, every diner at my dinner table was satisfied!
So here’s what I did to make things more interesting.
First, I grabbed a random brand of corn and crab chowder that I purchased a few days ago.
Side note: In general, the brand doesn’t really matter because I always doctor it up with my own blend of herbs, spices, veggies, fruits, meats and magic✨
Next, I simmered the chowder in a saucepan and seasoned it with a bit of salt.
Since I had some avocado and shrimp on hand, I decided to invite them to the party.
Basically, I sautéed the shrimp with that Hoodoo that I do 🙂
Just kidding! But not really 😉
Anyway, after fully heating the chowder, I spooned it into a bowl and topped it with the sautéed shrimp.
I then added the avocado that I mentioned before.
Lastly, in order to truly set it off, I added black pepper.
Or in the words of the great Andy Griffith, “She’s done and done!”
Now, I recently purchased a small bowl of gumbo which I also plan to love with that Gwin spin!
As I think about it, I’ll probably add some extra spices, crawfish and andouille sausage-or whatever else I fancy.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the primary point of this post is to encourage you to work with what you have in your pantry in order to make your store-bought soups, stews or chowders better.
Hence my reference to Stephen Still’s masterpiece!
Wait for it…
Enjoy the rest of your weekend my loves!
I think I’d like to hear The Isley Brother’s take on this whole thing 😉
Video credit: Marmalade 166
For Tareau Barron because I know how much he loves seafood…Muhahahahaha!!!!
Don’t mess with Lady G boo boo! She never forgets 🙂