Chow down on some Chowder

10 Oct

It’s Fall and that means soup season! Living in Austin it doesn’t feel like soup season yet but I’m hoping warm soup will bring cooler temperatures ( a girl can hope).

My first soup of the season is Poblano Corn Chowder.I love hearty soups, I find thin soups never fill me up so I load mine up with lots of veggies.

This Poblano Corn Chowder is filled with carrots, onion, red bell peppers,corn, potatoes, celery, and poblano peppers.

This soup requires quite a bit of prep, but the cooking time is minimal. The soups creaminess comes from heavy cream simmered with chicken stock ( chicken stock replaced with vegetable stock makes this vegetarian).

While the chicken stock and heavy cream simmer, saute the veggies till tender.

When veggies are tender add flour to coat the mix. Add seasoning of white pepper, cayenne, cumin and salt to the liquid.

When heavy cream mixture comes to a slow boil remove from heat and add to the veggies.

Simmer the soup till desired thickness. I love thick, thick soups so I leave mine on the stove about 30 minutes after combined.

After you drink some wine and slice some nice crusty bread the chowder should be ready!

Poblano Corn Chowder

1 large red onion, diced

3 large carrots, diced

5 stalks of celery, diced

1 1/2 cups red potatoes, diced

2 large poblano peppers, diced

1 large red pepper, diced

1 bag of frozen corn

2-4 tablespoons flour

1 quart of chicken stock

1/2 pint heavy cream

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon white pepper

olive oil

  1. In a large stockpot saute corn, onion, carrots, potatoes, and peppers in a small amount of olive oil. Continue cooking till veggies are softened.
  2. In a separate saucepan combine chicken stock, heavy cream and spices, cook till simmering.
  3. Add flour liberally to veggie mixture until all pieces are coated.
  4. Slowly pour the cream mixture into the veggies until all are combined.
  5. Cook until desired thickness.
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3 Responses to “Chow down on some Chowder”

  1. frugalfeeding October 10, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Looks great, I need to make myself some chowder.

  2. trixfred30 October 10, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    Looks great. I especially like the shot with the wine bottle

  3. mika October 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    mmm… crusty bread

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