Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fresh Corn Chowder


Head to your local Farmer's Market and then come home to make this Fresh Corn Chowder Soup.

Fresh Corn Chowder


Summer produce is really putting on a show!  This past Saturday I went to our local Farmer's market and came home with the most colorful, freshest and mouthwatering veggies.  I wandered from stand to stand buying a little bit here and there to spread the love to our local producers!  One of the most popular places with the biggest line with the corn man.... I got 14 ears for $5.  I thought that was a good deal.

In addition, I bought some eggplant, tomatoes, lettuce, cukes, and mint.  You might be wondering why all the produce - well the occasion was the DIY Guy's birthday which was this past Sunday.  We had invited some friends over for dinner and I wanted to make a few of his favorite dishes.  (more on those throughout the week).


While chowder might be considered a fall or winter dish, there is nothing like fresh corn that is slightly charred on the grill to kick it up a notch!  Also, you may decide to roast your own red peppers or buy the jarred (I did jarred this time).

Fresh Corn Chowder

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Ingredients (serves 6-8)
  • 7 ears fresh corn, husked
  • 3/4 jarred roasted peppers, chopped (be sure to drain well on paper towels)
  • 3 bacon slices, diced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 T butter
  • 3 T flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups diced potatoes (you can leave skins on)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
Instructions
1. Turn on grill and grill corn (spry with PAM first) until slightly charred but still crisp-tender (about 15 minutes). Place corn in covered container and keep until needed.
2. Sauté bacon in large dutch oven until just crisp then add butter and onion and sauté until onion is soft and pale about 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle flour and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly
3. Gradually add in broth and potatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes or until soft
4. Cut corn off cobs then add to broth along with roasted peppers and heavy cream. Season with S&P. Simmer (very low) until slightly thickened – about 15-20 minutes
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This was a hit with John and our friends....

Fresh Corn Chowder | Cooking on the Front Burner
  
Stay tuned for our other menu items!  Happy Birthday John.... and as I'm typing he's playing with his gift - a new Garmin that has voice control... he's like a kid in a candy store!!



17 comments:

  1. Deb, this corn chowder sounds just awesome!I have never made corn chowder before but I know my hubby would love it! Thanks for sharing your recipe - pinning and buffering! :) Have a happy day!

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  2. Ohhhhhmg you have no idea how much I love corn chowder. I haven't made any since last summer!!! Totally making this recipe!! Can't wait to see what you do with the eggplant!

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  3. Corn on the cob is my absolute FAVORITE summer veggie. I can literally eat it every day with dinner, but unfortunately my boyfriend doesn't agree...maybe this would be a good alternative!

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  4. This looks so good, Deb! I love a good corn chowder! Pinned!

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  5. This looks amazing! This totally makes me think of fall. I can see myself with a nice hot bowl of this just when the air starts to turn a little crisp- yum! :)

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  6. Yum, corn chowder is one of my favorite things about summer!

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  7. That looks delicious Deb! I have never had corn chowder before :)

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  8. I don't even care that it's in the mid 90's here, this chowder is gonna get made! This looks so good!! Found your through GYB and following now on bloglovin.

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  9. Deb, you totally scored on the corn! I love fresh summer corn but think I might have been spoiled by really terrific corn when I lived in Iowa... I adore corn chowder but haven't made any all summer long. I will have to put this on the weekly menu. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Looks so gooooooood! I am going to miss fresh summer corn, better go get some today!
    Jenna

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  11. I've never made corn chowder and with fresh corn it must be amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us on foodie friday.

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    1. I am featuring this recipe on foodie friday today and will be pinning and tweeting it too.

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  12. Hi Deb,
    Wow, this Fresh Corn Chowder is outstanding, wish that was my bowl to have right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a good week!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Deb,
    You do such a great job with your pictures. They are beautiful. They make me definitely want a bowl of this Corn Chowder.
    Thank you so much for stopping by Saturday Dishes and adding this recipe. I pinned it!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  15. I've never made corn chowder with fresh corn. I love this idea!

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  16. I spent some time in the Midwest and seeing this corn chowder makes me miss the fresh sweet corn that should be out right about now!! Gah!!! Maybe I can find some good local stuff! Pinning and sharing! :)

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