Sunday, January 6, 2008

Corn Chowder

This is my favorite soup recipe. I can't believe I found sweet corn on the cob in January in Kentucky. I love Paul's Fruit Market! The recipe makes a lot but it never seems to last longer than 48 hours at our house. I wish I had a pot big enough to make a double batch. P.S. Erin, I have made this without the cream and it is just as delicious. Veganize it, please!

1 large vidalia/yellow onion (chopped)
2 large carrots, cut into 1/4 inch dice
1 celery rib, cut into 1/4 inch dice
1 red bell pepper, cut into a 1/4 inch dice
2 cups white wine for cooking
2 yukon gold potatoes, cubed to 1/4 inch cubes
1 small sweet potato, cubed to 1/4 inch cubes
6-8 cups low sodium vegetable broth (the more broth, the more chowder)
A few sprigs of fresh thyme
6-8 ears of corn (the more the better. i use white, sweet corn)
1 cup heavy cream
Sea salt and cracked black or white pepper to taste

Garnish with leftover thyme or chives

Cut corn off cobs. Boil empty cobs in the vegetable broth in large pot on the stove at least 10 minutes (this helps the broth thicken). While cobs are boiling, simmer onion, carrots, celery and pepper until onion is soft in saute pan. Remove cobs from broth and add the onion mixture, potatoes and sprigs of thyme. Cook until potatoes are soft (about 15+ minutes). Add corn, cream, salt and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes. With an immersion blender, blend the chowder to your desired consistency ( I like it smooth with some chunks of potatoes remaining). If you dont have an immersion blender, I have also put half of the chowder in a food processor/blender and then added it back to the remaining in the pot. Both yeild similar results. Enjoy!


Blondie said...

As a person that has experienced this wonderful soup I have to tell you it is supreme.


Erin said...

Of course as a Hoosier by birth, I love all things corn! I can't WAIT to try this veganized? Instead of cream, soy milk? Silk creamer? Soy milk and some arrowroot or cornstarch? Soy milk and some vegannaise? What did you use B? Any ideas, chef Erin?

Brooke said...

Erin, I just didn't add the cream. You have experimented more with Soy Creamers than I, so go by your gut. As long as it won't curdle in the heat, I dont see and issue. As for the corn starch, there is plenty of starch in this chowder. And I've never used vegannaise?!?

HH said...
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HH said...

make me some chili.

Alicia said...

Delicioso senorita. I'm going to make potato chowder based off this recipe. mmmmmmm. I demand your meatball and carrot cake cookie recipes immediately.