Each week I create a recipe using the featured fruit or veggie of the week from the Preserve the Harvest Series. This week preserve the harvest was all about corn. I waffled back and forth on what recipe I would create. There were so many ideas running through my head I couldn’t make up my mind.
A quick trip to the garden made my choice a little easier. Fresh corn, peppers and onions along with some amazing Klondike Brand potatoes I picked up at the store sealed the deal for me. Garden Fresh Corn Chowder won the day.
I was happy with how all the delicious veggies came together with this soup. While not a traditional Corn Chowder, the fresh veggies give a ridiculous amount of flavor to the chowder. I was scraping the bowl for every last bite.
- 10 slices bacon, diced
- 1 tbsp infused rosemary oil (olive oil can be substituted)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced ¼" x 1"
- 3 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
- 6 ears fresh corn cut from the cob (or 3 cups frozen)
- 2 medium Klondike Royale Potatoes, cubed
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1-2 tsp sea salt, to taste
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup Cream
- ¼ cup water
- 3 tbsp corn starch
- 1 - 2 tsp hot pepper sauce, optional
- Cook bacon in a large dutch oven over medium heat until crisp.
- Drain bacon reserving 1 tbsp bacon grease. Set bacon aside.
- Return bacon grease to dutch oven with 1 tbsp rosemary oil over medium heat.
- Add onions, peppers and celery, cook for 4 -5 minutes until vegetables have softened.
- Stir in corn, potatoes, pepper, rosemary and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until potatoes have softened.
- Remove from heat.
- Add milk, cream, salt and hot pepper sauce.
- Return chowder to a simmer (do not boil or milk and cream may break down)
- Meanwhile stir together ¼ cup water and 3 tbsp cornstarch.
- Add cornstarch mixture to chowder stirring constantly to thicken chowder. Repeat water and cornstarch mixture if you prefer a thicker chowder.
- Serve immediately with crisped bacon sprinkled on top.
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