Saturday, December 4, 2010
Corn Chowder with Chilies
I came across this recipe on The Pioneer Woman's website. I have yet to make a recipe from Ree that I didn't like. This soup is wonderful on a cold winter day and will warm you right up...literally...depending on the heat you add to it. My husband says the more the better!
2 slices Bacon, Cut Into 1/2-inch Pieces (or Smaller)
2 T. Butter
1-½ whole Yellow Onion, Diced
5 ears Corn, Shucked (about 4 Cups)
2 whole Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce, Finely Diced
1 whole 4-ounce Can Diced Green Chilies
32 ounces, fluid Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1-½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
½ tsp. Kosher Salt (more To Taste)
3 T. Corn Meal OR Masa
¼ cups Water
(Carefully) slice the corn kernels off the cob. Set aside.
Add bacon pieces to a pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Cook for a couple of minutes. Throw in diced onion and stir, cooking the onion for 3 to 4 minutes. Add butter and melt. Add corn. Stir and cook for one minute. Add both kinds of chilies and stir.
Pour in chicken broth and cream. Add salt. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
Combine cornmeal (or masa) with water. Stir to combine, then pour into the chowder. Cover and cook for 15 minutes over low heat. If chowder needs more thickening, add another tablespoon of cornmeal mixed with water. Cook for another ten minutes.
Serve with crusty sourdough bread or in a bread bowl. Absolutely yummy!