Unbelievably rich! OK, so not unbelievable given how much cream and half and half it calls for. LOL. This soup has a back of the throat kick that you don't notice till about halfway through your first bowl. I actually found lobster base at the grocery store with the canned broth and bouillon cubes. It's "Better than Bouillon" brand, which is the same brand I use for chicken flavor. If you can't find the lobster flavor, I would at least substitute chicken base as it will ramp up the flavor without adding a lot of liquid like adding the equivalent amount of chicken broth. The chiles de arbol I found in the Hispanic aisle with the bags of dried shrimp and stuff. They were whole dried chiles, so I had to grind them up, but the whole bag was less than $2 so I didn't mind. After reading other reviews about the sweetness, I omitted the sugar altogether. I can't see that it would be needed with 2 cans of corn. Now that I have made the heart attack version, I will probably try using half and half and milk and see how that turns out. Also, I will add a LOT more shrimp, because I like shrimp.
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Unbelievably rich! OK, so not unbelievable given how much cream and half and half it calls...