Friday, September 13, 2013

RECIPE: Corn Chowder

Difficulty level: Easy

If you're like me, and didn't get a chance to use up your corn last week, here's a very simple and delicious corn chowder recipe.

1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
5 ears of corn
3 carrots, diced
1 potato, peeled and diced
4 cups chicken stock

Fresh basil and diced tomatoes for garnish

Cut the corn off the cob and reserve the   husks.

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large stock pot. Cook onions and salt to taste until translucent. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant. Add the corn, stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots and potato and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the stock and the husks and bring mixture to a boil. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Take the soup off of the heat and remove the cobs. reserve 1 cup of the mixture and using an immersion blender purée the soup until creamy. Stir in the reserved 1 cup of vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with basil, diced tomatoes, and additional pepper.

Posted by Erin Hotchkiss

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