Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Roasted Corn Chowder


Sometimes I like to challenge myself by making something delicious without going to the store. It was a snowy weekend and I was feeling extremely lazy.My typical Saturday morning trip to the grocery store was not an option. I really was craving a good bowl of soup. Unfortunately Ive never been a soup from a can type of gal, sometimes I wish I was. All I could think about was the fabulous corn chowder at Whole Foods a few weeks ago. So the throw down challenge would be to make a delicious corn chowder without leaving the house. I knew I had a bag of frozen corn in the freezer. I immediately grabbed it, spreading the frozen corn out on a baking tray. I drizzled it with olive oil and quickly stuck it under the broiler. Soon after I began my creative search for the remaining ingredients. The end result was delicious home made soup, perfect for a snowy weekend.

  • 1 Tablespoon of butter

  • 4 slices of pancetta diced or or just stick with the butter

  • 1 diced medium onion

  • 2 carrot's diced

  • 2 pieces celery diced

  • 1 bag of frozen corn (about 2 cups) drizzled with olive oil and roasted under broiler for about 20 minutes

  • 6 cups of chicken or veggie broth

  • 3 cups of milk

  • Thyme (I put in 2 sprigs)

  • 1/2 red pepper diced

  • I used 6 klondike petite purple potatoes 1 medium peeled diced potato would be fine

  • S and P

  • In a large soup pot melt butter and cook pancetta till lightly browned. Add onion carrot and celery and thyme. Cook for about 15 minutes. Add roasted corn. Pour in broth and milk. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add diced potato and red pepper. Continue cooking till potato is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on a blanket of snow..like I did.

13 comments:

  1. Ummm, soup, lots of soup post and that makes me happy! Hey guess you did not see my message? I would meet you at the Trenton market? elizabeth@cookappeal.com if you want...I could use an outing to plan a class for next semester for the kids...

    Look for the Carole King song "Chicken soup with rice" and play it, you will be dancing around the kitchen while you eat a bowl of this!

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  2. I make something similar every August when corn is in season - so it's a grilled corn chowder soup. I love the idea of being able to make it in the winter!

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  3. Snow under a bowl - I love it! That little bag o' corn had no idea it was going to be so spoiled and treated so well. I like that you added veggie broth as an option. :) Hope you have a kinda warm week!

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  4. Roasting corn makes it really tasty..I do an edamame salad and roast both the edamame and corn. Your soup must be delicous! Can't wait to try it.

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  5. This is so pretty with the purple potatoes! I love how you used ingredients you had on hand...sometimes the best recipes are born this way!

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  6. Good for you, my husband is a lover of everything corn, he would love this!

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  7. lovely recipe! i love soups!
    have a very sweet day,
    justyna

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  8. Roasted corn chowder looks delicious. I love chowder soups. Corn just adds a natural sweetness to chowder that is wonderful.

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  9. we totally love corn in the Dunkin house, we would be fighting over the last bowl.

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  11. There is usually one evening, I come home from work, exhausted and that is the day, I look in the fridge and throw everything together. This recipe is better than "throw together" but it does leave leeway for creativity. I do want to make this soon, maybe on that day, I yearn for something hearty but don't want to run around to make it happen.

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  12. Made this last night and I am about to blog it. It is delicious and I thank you.

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