Thursday, 9 January 2014

Delicious Corn Chowder Soup

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Corn Chowder

Soup is a lot like a family. 

Each ingredient enhances the others; 
each batch has its own characteristics; 
and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavour- Marge Kennedy

A hearty soup, takes minutes to put together.

Takes under 60 minutes from start to finish.
Serves 4 to 6 people.

Melt in a soup pot

2 tbsp salted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium very finely chopped onion
pinch of brown sugar
3/4th tsp salt
1/4 cup of finely chopped smoked meat
Saute` this until it is lightly browned takes about 7 minutes
add a medium potato, peeled and diced

Add 6 cups of milk

1 1/2 cups of creamed corn from a can
1/4 tsp white pepper powder

Bring to a boil, lower the flame and cook for 40 minutes. Do not cover. Stir occasionally.

Once it is thick and the right consistency, give it a good mix and serve hot. 


The smoked meat can be anything your family generally likes to eat, any kind of bacon, chicken, turkey or a favourite sausage etc.

 If you prefer seafood, try adding some crab or lobster meat, at the very end.

Smoked Salmon or Mackerel could be an option to consider too.

If you wish to keep this vegetarian just omit the meat and fish both. It will be just as delicious.

To keep it "lighter" substitute a cup or two of chicken stock for milk.

White pepper is spicier than black pepper. Add little at a time.

Whole milk or 2% is preferable. However it tastes superb with almond milk as well; omit the sugar mentioned in the recipe as almond milk is naturally sweet.

Super delicious! 

To read about an ancient cuisine you can purchase my cookbooks called The World of Parsi Cooking; Food Across Borders and The Art of Parsi Cooking; reviving an ancient cuisine.  

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  1. Just in time for this cold weather! Thanks! Looks so tempting!

    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoy preparing it and eating it. Kind regards.