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Corny July 25, 2010

Filed under: One dish meal,Soup — WannaBe Chef @ 6:04 pm

Hi, lovely people!  I failed at cooking much of anything this weekend.  We ate out much more than usual, including Mexican, Subway, Old Chicago, and Panera.  Eeek.  I also managed to get myself a nice chest sunburn at the lake.  Other than that, it’s been a pretty uneventful weekend.  After finally getting groceries, I whipped up a little chowda for dinner.

Summer Squash and Corn Chowder
Altered from recipe in Cooking Light, August 2010 issue

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 slices bacon (I used 4 slices chopped turkey bacon)
  • 3/4 cup green onions, sliced, divided
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 pound summer squash, chopped (about 2 medium squashes)
  • 1 pound frozen corn, thawed, divided (I used 4 ears of corn, cut off the cobs)
  • 2 1/4 cups milk (I used skim)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped (I used a couple dashes of dried thyme)
  • 1/2 + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • I also added some garlic powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • shredded, extra-sharp cheddar cheese for topping

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cook bacon in large soup pot, then add summer squash, 1/2 cup of green onions, and celery to the pan.  Cook until softened, about 8 minutes.
  2. Reserve 1 cup corn, set aside.  In a blender, put 1 cup of the milk and the remainder of the corn.  Puree until well blended.  Add remaining 1 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, and thyme.  Blend until just combined. 
  3. Add pureed mixture, 1/8 tsp salt, and the 1 cup of corn to the pan.  Simmer until heated through, stirring frequently. 
  4. Top individual servings with reserved green onions and cheese (and hot sauce!).  Makes 4 servings.

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One Response to “Corny”

  1. Sounds like a great weekend minus the sunburn! This chowder also looks great!


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