Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder

One of the things that I was just waiting to try with corn was a corn chowder and I got the chance to make one just before I went on my vacation. I was all prepared to do a standard creamy corn chowder until I came across this recipe for a more spicy corn chowder at The Kitchen Sink and I was led astray. I really liked the sound of using cumin and smoky paprika and chipotle along with the sweet corn in the chowder. Of course I could not resist making a few changes to the recipe like adding fresh jalapeno peppers and replacing the flour with corn meal. I also decided to leave some of the liquid as milk to give it a bit of the creaminess more commonly associated with corn chowder. A trick that I learned while making the sweet corn ice cream was to simmer the cob of the corn in the liquid to enhance the corn flavour and I used it while making this corn chowder. The chowder turned out good! I liked how the heat of the chillies and the smokiness played with the sweetness of the corn. The chowder was pretty hearty in addition to tasting great. The leftovers froze well and I got to enjoy the corn chowder again this week.

Corn Chowder


(makes 2 large portions or 4 small portions)

Ingredients:
4 slices bacon (cut)
1 onion (chopped)
2 ribs celery (chopped)
1 jalapeno pepper (chopped)
1 teaspoon cumin (tasted & ground)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 stewing potato (cut into bite sized pieces)
2 tablespoons corn meal
1 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth or chicken stock
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon oregano
2 ears of corn (kernels cut from the cob and one cob reserved)
1 handful cilantro (chopped)

Directions:
1. Cook the bacon in a large sauce pan and set aside.
2. Drain all but a tablespoon of the bacon grease.
3. Add the onions, celery, jalapeno, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper and saute until the onion is soft, about 5-7 minutes.
4. Add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
5. Sprinkle the corn meal over everything.
6. Add the stock, milk, oregano, corn kernels and cob.
7. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
8. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro and remove the cob.

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72 comments:

Cheryl said...

That looks yummy yummy yummy!!!! p.s. I like your new profile pic!

Debbie said...

That just sounds so good. I like all the spices that are being used. Usually corn chowder is not spicy so this is nice and different.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

And Kevin is back to his posting machine self! What an amazing chowder. Why have I never had corn chowder?

Ben said...

That is one recipe I want to try this fall/winter. Thanks for sharing!

soulchocolate said...

Hi Kevin! I have been following your blog awhile. It is so cool that you update daily! Where do you get the energy to do so? Reading your daily post is just like having my daily paper, every single day! Love your work!!!!! this corn chowder is something that I need to try soon!

Steph said...

The corn chowder looks great! It's amazing how much flavour is left in the cob, my mom does the same thing with simmering it to enhance flavour.

Manger La Ville said...

This sounds like an uber-flavorful corn chowder. I am glad you mentioned that tip, soaking the corn cobs enhances that corn flavor. Love the spice...,

Sweet Bird said...

This looks so good! My husband loves corn chowder so I'm definitely bookmarking this to make it soon. By the way, your new profile picture looks great!

MaryBeth said...

The soup looks great, we love corn chowder at the Dunkin house.

Sharon said...

Perfect for the fall! Though my spice rack is literally overflowing, I'd like to buy chipotle chili powder.

Maggie said...

I love that this isn't too creamy. It looks just right and the cumin and smoked paprika really draw me in too!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

That is a really nice version of corn chowder. I love the smoky, brothy take on it. It looks great!

magpie said...

I love a good corn chowder. Thanks for the recipe!

Lisa said...

This looks awesome especially with the bacon.

Cakebrain said...

This is the perfect season for chowder! Looks delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That Chowder looks very appetizing! A wonderfully tasty and comforting dish!

Cheers,

Rosa

Elra said...

Kevin,
I'd like to have a bowl of this chowder please!

Marie said...

Playing catch up here this morning Kevin. Glad to hear you had a lovely vacation. All your recipes you've posted since your return look delish, especially that mexican stacked thing. Yummo! Love the look of this chowder too!!

Maryann said...

Looks wonderful, Kev ;)

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

This looks very tempting Kevin!

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, corn chowder!! Lovely.

katie said...

What a great take on corn chowder! Almost a tortilla soup/corn chowder love child. Yum!

Grace said...

thank goodness my freezer is stuffed with corn because the grocery store is sadly lacking. great dish. :)

Elly said...

This looks like a great corn chowder. I have been meaning to make a more Tex-Mexy one myself and this one's perfect.

Dawn said...

Yeah this is a keeper for sure. Looks easy to make too. It's colder today here on cape cod and I'm wanting a nice hot bowl of soup. I think I'll try this.

The Mediocre Cook said...

This looks a lot tastier than what I tried. I recently made a traditional creamy corn chowder but the addition of some heat and spice would have been a real treat! I'll have to remember to do this next time!

Dana McCauley said...

Great tip to use the corn cob in the broth!

maybelle's mom said...

Corn cob in the broth is a nice idea.

Adrienne said...

Kevin, you had me at corn chowder. And chipotle. I know it's like eons behind the culinary trends, but I stll like the smoky flavor - this chowder looks wonderful and spicy. I wonder if there's any corn left in the markets this week... I can't wait to try it!

ambitious said...

I'm definitely going to make this soon.

I like that you don't use heavy cream in this recipe. Yum!

Jeff said...

You are reading my mind brother. I was just thinking some corn chowder this weekend.

Marjie said...

Have you tried grating a potato, and letting it simmer in the broth? It thickens soup & stew just a bit without changing the flavor. I like your changes to corn chowder.

meeso said...

This does sound like a great recipe, I have bookmarked it as I love corn chowder!

HoneyB said...

Looks so delicious Kevin!

Lori said...

I make corn chowder all the time but I will definitely have to try yours. I like the ingredients you have there. Smoked paprika especially.

Gloria said...

Dear Kevin is a pleasure look and read your recipes again!! I love this!
p.s
(I like the new pic of profile too)
xxGloria

Pam said...

This looks amazing Kevin. I love the seasonings you used. It's a rainy and cold day - perfect for corn chowder!

RecipeGirl said...

I love a really good corn chowder. This looks great!

lisa said...

I love corn chowder, and this looks like a great version!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kevin!!!

I love your new banner ...so fresh and crisp....

this corn chowder looks very delish..........

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more of your yummy treats...

Hugs
Diana

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love all the heat you got in there, sounds and looks great, Kevin!

Alexa said...

That is one beautiful bowl of chowder! Corn chowder is often so bland but your recipe is bursting with flavors.

nicisme said...

Your soup looks gorgeous, the colour is wonderful!

Lori said...

What a great twist. I love anything that has some extra spice. I got some hot paprika from Hungary. Maybe I'll try making it with that. Thanks!

Deborah said...

I love the idea of making corn chowder a bit spicy - sounds delicious!

Bridgett said...

Definitely one of my favorite soups!

The Mediocre Cook said...

While I'm sure you receive these all the time for your amazing food and photos you can grab another award from my blog!

Mandy said...

I am craving for soup when the weather starts to get chilly. Your bowl of corn chowder looks so comforting and yummy!

Meeta said...

yes - i was waiting to make this too. mine was a bit different to this - but you know what? i am going to make this version! thanks kev!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That is a nice change from the usual corn chowder! It sounds delicious. I wish the corn looked better around me--I'll have to wait until next season to try this out

Katrina said...

Yum! Everything you make and photograph looks SO good!

Maria said...

The chowder looks delicious and comforting! Perfect for a chilly day!

Peter M said...

I like the juxtaposition of the sweet corn vs. earthy cumin, spices and smoky chipotle.


The soup looks damn good too!

Paula said...

I like the smokey flavors you have going on here. It's great to see a gluten free chowder recipe! YUM!

Natasha said...

I will definitely be trying this! Sounds great!

Jenny said...

Looks pefect Kevin. Once I start making corn chowder I can't stop, yours looks great!

Darius T. Williams said...

Yup - definitely looks good! AND, chipotle anything gives me excitement!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Jan said...

I am only now catching up with you after your vacation. It sounds like you had a fabulous time, but how could you not? I love Greece.
I also love the look and sound of that corn chowder.

Sandie said...

Thank goodness it's fall---perfect for enjoying a great corn chowder such as this.

Since this recipe varies from the corn chowder I usually make, I'll definitely be giving your version a go. I love trying different twists to my favorites.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Thank heavens for good quality flash-frozen corn, so I can try this any time of year.

Lisa said...

It's so good to have you back posting. I will try this delightful recipe, though I will omit the bacon and add a few extra jalapenos.

I'd be delighted if you could come up with a hearty vegetarian soup for this month's No Croutons Required.

Pam said...

Now, that is a yummy looking chowder. I love how rich the broth looks!

Peabody said...

I love corn chowder and this one seems to have a lot of complex and wonderful flavors in it.

Culinary Cory said...

I really like the flavors in this soup. I can't wait to try.

CECIL said...

Huh, I thought I had enough share of corn this season. Then looking at this corn chowder and corn pudding..I think I change my mind!! Maybe this is all I should serve for Thanksgiving Dinner! :D

Michelle said...

this looks delicious. I love that it's almost fall here and time for chowders, soups, and stews

Jaime said...

mmm i love what you have done w/this recipe! i'd love a bowl of that right now! :)

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Oooo like this variation on corn chowder. I've never thought to do a non-creamy version.

ttfn300 said...

ooh, yum!!!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Wow this will be great when the weather cools and comfort food season arrives!! Looks great!!

Leslie said...

Kevin..this is my kinda corn chowder!! Yummo. I love the heat you added to it!

Anonymous said...

I made this yesterday..with the addition of shrimp..and more cream than milk..rich and wonderful!

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