Corn Chowder

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Corn Chowder

We had a corn field growing up.  I spent plenty of summers in the garage on a bucket shucking corn husks.  There are methods where you can microwave the corn in the husk to remove it (and also the silk).  I like to just rip through the corn husk and twist off the silk with my hands or a scrubber if shucking in bulk…  All the vegetables need to be diced to around the size of the corn – perhaps just a little larger to cut down on knife time.  This is a great standalone vegetarian recipe / dish, but is also delicious with cooked and sliced bacon.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 45 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: International

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 ears corn, shucked & milked
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled & diced
  • 3 medium roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 1 medium poblano pepper, seeded & diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups milk or almond milk
  • 1 avocado, diced as garnish
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, as garnish
  • 6 pieces of bacon (optional), cooked and sliced as garnish

Instructions

Shuck the corn and remove the silk.  Lay the corn down and carefully slice the kernels off of one side.  This will create a flat surface for you to use to cut the rest of the kernels off each side.  Place kernals in large bowl.

Stand the corn up and use the back of your knife and remove the “milk” from the corn by carefully running it up and down the cob.  The milk has some juice but it’s really just pulverizing what’s left of the kernels into yummy “mush”.  Place in bowl with corn.

Peel and dice sweet potatoes and place in corn bowl.  Peel, dice, and seed tomatoes and place in corn bowl.  Dice onions and peppers and set aside in a different smaller bowl.

Bring a large stockpot to medium high heat and add enough olive oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.  Add the onions & both peppers and cook until onions are translucent (~ 5 minutes), stirring occasionally.  Add corn, corn “milk”, tomatoes, potatoes, bay leaf, chili powder, salt, and pepper.  Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook ~ 25 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.

Add milk, bring to a boil and remove from heat.  Garnish with diced avocado and cilantro leaves.  Add sea salt to taste.  Add cooked, sliced bacon if desired.  Happy Eating!  Beckie

Notes

  • Use 2lb of frozen, already shucked corn if you are trying to save time.
  • Tomatoes can easily be peeled by making an X with a knife on the stem end and placing in boiling water for a couple minutes.  Don’t want to do that?  Cool.  Peel it with a vegetable peeler.

Things In My Kitchen:

  • Serrated swivel veggie peeler – I don’t think you need a ton of veggie peelers.  I like this one because it’s serrated and works with tomatoes (soft veggies) as well as harder veggies like carrots/sweet potatoes/etc…

For more kitchen items I love/use: please visit my shop page.

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Keywords: Soup, Chowder, Stew, Corn, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian

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Corn Chowder

5 Replies

Josephine

XOXO corn chowder, I love you! This is a lovely vegan meal. Skip the bacon and double the avocados. A good motto for soup and all of life!

Seriously this is very good. I ate mine with a veggie hot dog in a croissant, yum yum yum yum, but now I think I will eat it with a veggie BLT instead. Even better!

One wonderful thing about this is that it is the only chowder I’ve ever eaten that actually feels healthy. Not too healthy though. Let’s not get crazy!

In other words, it’s 100% healthy, but it tastes too good to hold that against it.

BTW, this can fully be eaten on its own.

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Josephine

XOXO corn chowder, I love you! This is a lovely vegan meal. Skip the bacon and double the avocados. A good motto for soup and life in general!

Seriously this is very good. I ate mine with a veggie hot dog yum yum yum yum, but now I think I will eat it with a veggie BLT instead. Even better!

One wonderful thing about this is that it is the only chowder I’ve ever eaten that actually feels healthy. Not too healthy though. Let’s not get crazy!

In other words, it’s 100% healthy, but it tastes too good to hold that against it. 😉

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beckie

uh – oh. you probably think that you’re gonna get this again next week. I’ve got news for you Robin…. haha!

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