Sunday, March 30, 2014

Karen Thrailkill's Corn Chowder Soup

(from "The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook")

2 T unsalted butter                                                 

1 C finely chopped shallots (green onions)              
2 minced garlic cloves                                            
1 red bell pepper, 1/4" dice                                    
1 sm diced jalapeno, or 1-2 T canned diced green chilies                            
2 red potatoes, 1/2" dice                                         
1 bay leaf

4 C ckn. stock (I use 3 C because I like it thicker-KT)
2 C raw diced chicken
1 C fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 C heavy cream
1 T finely chopped fresh cilantro
 freshly ground black pepper to taste
dash cayenne pepper


In a large pot, melt butter over med-high heat, add onions, garlic, and peppers; saute till softened, about 5 - 8 minutes.  Add potatoes, bay leaf, stock and chicken.  Bring to boil, then simmer uncovered till potatoes and chicken are tender, about 10 minutes.  Add corn, cream, cilantro, black pepper and cayenne.  Cook over low heat until well blended and heated through, about 5 minutes.  Do not boil.  Adjust seasonings and serve.