Sunday, December 13, 2009
Simple Corn Chowder was a success!
Here's a super simple corn chowder recipe I made for dinner tonight. For those of you who know me, know I am not found in the kitchen very often. However, all of a sudden I find that I LOVE to chop up fresh veggies and cook up a real meal!
So earlier today, sitting in my car in the midst of all that afternoon rain, errands almost done, & wind whistling around. I found myself sitting in the parking lot of my favorite local market, and using my handy dandy new phone, googling a quick corn chowder recipe. I was going to try and bake the bread too, but thought easy does it!
Here is the ingredient list~
1 medium yellow onion chopped
1 large carrot chopped
1 celery stock chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
3 ears of corn
1 bay leaf
1 medium gold potato
1/2 tsp. fresh thyme
1 1/2 tbsp. butter
3 1/2 c. milk
fresh ground pepper
Easy right?! Well turns out its really delicious too!
In your favorite soup pot, melt the butter, then add the onions and sautee until soft. Then add the carrots and celery until they are cooked through. Break the corn cobs in 1/2, add to the pot. Add milk and one bay leaf.
Bring to a boil then cover & lower the heat. Cook for 30 minutes.
Take out the bay leaf & corn on the cobs, set the corn aside.
Add in your potatoes and red pepper as well as a tsp. of salt & pepper to taste. Cook until potatoes are tender.
Cool down the corn on the cob under cool running water. Chop the corn off of the husks then into the pot they go.
Add the fresh thyme, stir it up and voila! Dinner is served!
I served mine up with some french bread I purchased at the bakery, and a caesar salad on the side. Serves up about 4, so double up if you're having some friends over, or looking for some left overs for a couple of work days!
I totally recommend it! Give it a shot this chilly winter season!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Cheers! xo