the best creamy corn chowder (without the cream!)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Allison Hazell

I have never been a "corn chowder girl," never appealed to me, never bothered with it. However, while visiting my sister in NH she made this chowder with fresh local corn and I could not stop eating it. The flavor is so different than I thought it would be. Fresh herbs, fresh corn, no cream....lovely. Using fresh corn is absolutely encouraged, and as the summer ends, it is a great time to gather up the end of the season corn and try this. You won't regret it! Wonderful reheated!!

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For the best creamy corn chowder (without the cream!)

  • light vegetable cooking oil spray
  • 1 c
    chopped onion (1 med onion)
  • 6 c
    fresh corn kernels (12 ears)
  • 3 c
    chicken stock or broth
  • 1/2 c
    chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh basil

How To Make the best creamy corn chowder (without the cream!)

  • 1
    Preheat a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat for about 1 minute. Spray it twice with the vegetable oil
  • 2
    Saute the onion for about 5 mins, until translucent. Add 4 cups of the corn and saute for 4 to 5 mins until it softens a bit. Add 2 cups of the chicken stock and cook until the corn can be mashed easily with a fork, about 20 mins.
  • 3
    Transfer the contents of the pan to a blender and puree until smooth. Return the puree to the saucepan over medium low heat.
  • 4
    Add the bell pepper, rosemary, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper and the remaining 1 cup chicken stock and 2 cups corn. Stir and cook for about 10 mins more until the chowder is thick and creamy
  • 5
    Garnish w the chopped basil.

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