Sauté bacon. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper and cook until soft. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes become tender. Shrimp: Blend all ingredients to make marinade; then add shrimp and marinate for 15 minutes. Sauté shrimp in a pan for 1-2 minutes on each side. Serve the chowder with chopped cilantro and shrimp on top.