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Friday, July 27, 2012

Fresh Corn Idea!

Nothing better than fresh sweet corn! Ours is here and its delicious. For an alternate way of eating it, i Thought this looked great.

Serves 6

6 medium ears of corn

6 strips of bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 small onion

1 medium poblano, finely chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

1 small celery rib, finely chopped

3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped

2 medium boiling potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cubed

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

Pinch of sugar

1 small bay leaf

2 cups light cream, at room temperature

1 cup milk

Freshly ground black pepper

Chopped parsley, for garnish

Working over a bowl, cut the corn kernels from the cobs at about half their depth. Then, using the back of the knife, scrape the cobs over the bowl to release all the "milk"; set aside.
In a large saucepan, fry the bacon over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Crumble and reserve.
Discard all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon drippings from the pan. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat until golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the poblano pepper, jalapeño and celery and cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, potatoes, salt, allspice, sugar, bay leaf and the reserved corn kernels and their "milk" and stir well. Cook over moderate heat until mixture begins to sizzle.
Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Stir in the cream and milk and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and season with black pepper to taste. Ladle the chowder into bowls and garnish with the crumbled bacon and parsley.

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  1. It’s a splendid idea to cook enough on Friday to last the weekend during these active summer days. This corn chowder looks like one that would get better each day as the flavors meld. Have a good weekend, Pam.

  2. . . . so sorry, I meant Babs. I was thinking of Pam and the cheery message she left on

  3. I plan on the market in the morning and sweet corn . . . are you going! Recipe looks very good!

  4. Hi Babs

    That sounds delicous!

    Am wondering what "poblano" is
    as I have never heard of it
    will have to google it now!

    I could certainly enjoy that dish!

    Enjoy your weekend.

    x Fiona