I know what you’re thinking. “Paige… Its 100 degrees outside. Why would I want soup?” I don’t know about you, but I am more than willing to have soup in the summer months. I mean, I’m not taking it outside and eating under the sun, I’m eating it in the comfort of my own air conditioned home. Plus, this Creamy Corn Chowder With Goat Cheese is full of summer veggies that you can get either in your own backyard or VERY cheaply at the farmers market. So, basically you can make a big ol’ pot of chowder for pennies and it’s insanely good. I promise, it’ll be worth the beads of sweat. Just go cool off with some No-Churn Frosted Animal Cracker Ice Cream and forgive me, k?
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 a large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tsp. dried thyme
- 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and small dice
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 ears of fresh corn, husk + silk removed and kernels cut from cob (or 3 cups frozen corn)
- 1 medium zucchini, small dice
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 oz goat cheese
- 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot, melt butter over medium heat with olive oil.
- Add onion, celery, carrots, garlic, rosemary and thyme; cook until vegetables begin to soften, stirring several times, about 5 minutes.
- Add potatoes, vegetable stock, and bay leaf. Raise the heat to medium high and bring to a simmer, then lower the heat back to medium and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes are halfway cooked.
- Add zucchini and corn; simmer for additional 8-12 minutes or until the vegetables are completely tender.
- Discard the bay leaf and transfer 2 cups of chowder to a food processor or blender; puree until smooth. Stir the mixture back into the pot. Add heavy cream and goat cheese and cook just until heated through and goat cheese is evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve garnished with fresh chopped basil and toasted bread.
Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
I've never had corn chowder before, I will need to try this once it is corn season!