Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Baby, it's cold outside Corn & Cheddar Chowder

I woke up this morning and had cold feet. I ran downstairs to see what the temperature said on my computer. A freezing 26 degrees ! At that moment, I knew exactly what was for dinner ! This is served frequently at the Cozy Kitchen during the winter months ! I love the cumin in this soup !

Corn and Cheddar Chowder
Gourmet January 2000

This soup stands on its own as a main course when paired with a green salad and some crusty bread.

Yield: Serves 4 -6

Active Time: 40 min
Total Time: 45 min

4 bacon slices, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 large boiling potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/2 cup heavy cream
10-ounce package frozen corn kernels ( I use a can of Green Giant "Niblets"corn )
1/2 pound sharp Cheddar, grated


Cook bacon in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until crisp and transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

Add onion and butter to fat in pan and cook, stirring, until onion is softened. Add cumin and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Whisk in broth and bring to a boil, whisking occasionally. Add potato and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 8 minutes. Stir in cream and corn and return to a simmer. Add Cheddar, stirring just until cheese is melted (do not let boil), and season generously with pepper.

Serve topped with bacon.
Soup keeps 2 days, covered and chilled

13 comments:

JEWEL said...

Love the music! This recipe sounds great, I love corn chowder.

I hope that your husband will be home for the holidays and you can all be together!

Sending the cards and spreading the word is the least I can do - they work hard for our peace of mind.

If you have time, please refer folks to my site so they can participate in getting as many cards out as possible. Thanks

Queen B. said...

He's home Jewel. He was gone Jan 07-Jan 08.
We will enjoy this Christmas for sure !

MacDuff said...

Ooh. This looks good. I love corn chowder, but I never think to put any cumin in it. how do you think Greek yogurt would do in place of the cream? It's my thing now, that yogurt...

Queen B. said...

Oh my gosh, well, Try the Greek yogart and let me know ! It can't hurt, and it might be even better!
That's how recipes are 'born'...by doing them in a different way ! Luv that idea !

LuLu & Co said...

send a pot of soup my way!!! I wanted soup for dinner! yours sounds yummy

Liz said...

I also like corn chowder. I especially like the cheese addition.
I enjoyed my visit here. Your photography adds so much to your blog.

Jenny said...

What a fun blog you have. I look forward to visiting again soon!

LOVE corn chowder too!

Liz said...

I was just reading your comment you left on my blog and had to smile. What a coincidence-I am making pizza for tomorrow nights supper. I found a new dough recipe that I am going to try using a poolish/starter. I just now made the starter. My recipe that I have posted is bready. My hubby likes the bottom of his pizza more crispier than what my recipe produces. That is why I am trying something new (fussy boy-:LOL:). Check out this site for more pizza and pizza dough recipes.
I have never known anyone else that makes pizzelles either. I will be making them again in a couple of weeks. Do you make the anise flavored ones?
Happy Baking!

Dawnie said...

I'm here from Jewels blog! I love soup and cant get enough in the cold weather. I was outside a little bit ago and it was 5! yep 5 degrees.

I'm going to make chili today and warm cookies.

I'm going to make the blueberry scones tomorrow and i just might try this soup!

tartasacher said...

Hello Queen:
Delicious recipe. Thank you for your comments in my blog. Best and whises. Your blog is fantastic.

i'm kelly said...

sounds yummy! i can't wait to try it out! & i'm actually not an "oc" native, i grew up a little farther north in ventura county. thanks for visiting our blog!

Romaine said...

We had this chowder for dinner tonight. I used the Greek yogurt instead of whipping cream. It's nonfat--I made it myself. It was absolutely delicious. I was very careful not to boil it after I put the yogurt in. The only thing that would have made it better was some cilantro. Next time..because there WILL be a next time, I hope.

Queen B. said...

Romaine !
I'm so happy you made it and LIKED IT AS MUCH AS I DO !!
I'M CLAPPING OUT LOUD !! :)
YIPEE !!!!!!!!!!!!

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