Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Corn Chowder to keep you warm

It’s soup weather, wouldn’t you agree? I like making soup and it’s been a nice treat for this chilly weather. We’ve enjoyed this corn chowder with dinner and also took it to work for lunch two days. This is a Jamie Oliver recipe for Corn Chowder that was planned for his themed week at I Heart cooking Club.


I didn’t get it together in time so I will just join in for Potluck. It’s an easy one and all fresh ingredients. Couldn’t ask for more than that! Perfect for veggie lovers and this awful weather we've been having.

Corn Chowder

· 1 tablespoon butter
· 12 slices pancetta , chopped, plus extra for garnish
· 1 onion , peeled or chopped
· 2 sticks celery , trimmed or chopped
· ½ gallon organic chicken or vegetable stock
· 4 corn on the cob
· 2 medium potatoes , peeled and chopped
· sea salt
· freshly ground black pepper
· 3 ounces (75 ml ) double cream
· fresh parsley , to serve


This corn chowder is lovely and thick and filling, and you can always leave out the pancetta if you’re cooking for a vegetarian.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the pancetta, onion and celery, place a lid on top and sweat gently until soft. Add the stock and bring to the boil.

Remove the outer leaves off the corn on the cobs, then cut the kernels off with a sharp knife. The best way to do this is to stand the corn on its end and slice down the sides – but mind your fingers! Leaving the kernels to the side for a moment, add the cobs and potato to the saucepan and bring the stock back to the boil, then simmer for about 10–15 minutes until the potato is cooked.

Lift out the cobs with a pair of tongs and throw them away. Add the kernels and simmer for another 5 minutes. Taste the soup and season with salt and pepper if necessary, then whiz the soup with a hand-held blender until smooth. Stir in the cream and bring almost back to boil. Ladle into bowls, garnish with parsley if you like.

Read more at Jamie's site

Linking up to I Heart Cooking Club.

Linking up to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday.


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flour.ish.en said...

Corn chowder is one of my favorite soups. I even like it in the heat of summer. This one looks delish!

Mae Travels said...

That sounds like a perfect Winter dish!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

That looks really good and sounds easy.

I had all my ingredients bought for the You Have It Made post but life got in the way and I didn't get it made. I'l still make it later, but I suppose I'll make something today or tomorrow for Potluck instead.

Katherine P said...

This looks delicious and I've been wanting to try some of Jamie Oliver's recipes. Plus I've been craving corn chowder lately so the timing is perfect!

Tina said...

Thank you, ladies! If you want a quick chowder with fresh ingredients, this is the one. You can leave pancetta out for vegetarians.

Le laquet said...

Sounds delicious and perfect for this weather. We make a similar one with smoked haddock added. I didn't meal plan this week and I am feeling unorganised 😯

Le laquet said...

Sounds delicious and perfect for this weather. We make a similar one with smoked haddock added. I didn't meal plan this week and I am feeling unorganised 😯

LydiaF said...

I keep planning to make a corn chowder and I keep putting it off. Yours looks so tasty! I'm adding it to next week's menu (fingers crossed...)

Tina said...

Mrs. L, I am hoping I will keep up with my posting of meal planning. Right now I plan by the week what we are having....soup always figures in. Yummmmmmm....smoked haddock!
Lydia, if you make it let me know. I would like to see your version., corn chowder is so good 😀

Deb in Hawaii said...

Corn chowder is one of my favorites--it's such great comfort food soup, nourishing and satisfying. ;-)

Tina said...

Thanks, Deb! I love it too. So simple yet basic and healthy.

Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

Corn chowder! Comfort soup for the soul. ;)

Beth F said...

Perfect for winter! Warming, filling, and easy to make. Yummmmm.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

I make a low fat Jamie Oliver recipe for Corn Chowder, but I may have to try this one too.

Tina said...

Thank you Joyce, BFR and Di! Soup is good anytime

jama said...

I love corn chowder. I've seen this recipe before and now you've convinced me to give it a try. :)

Carole said...

I'll have to try this once the summer is over. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Sim Carter said...

Hi Tina, My favorite Corn Chowder soup recipe is the one Progresso uses! How bad is that? Just not much of a cook, I guess. Yours looks delicious too though, so if you go into biz and ship me a container, I’ll be happy to be one of your best customers.

kitchen flavours said...

This looks delicious! I have never tried making corn chowder before. I really should!

Kim said...

The weather has been really strange this year. It's like the south is getting the cold weather and snow and the north is having more "southern" weather. We've had about 10 inches of snow and my dad up in Cleveland has only had a dusting. Bizarre!

But the bad nasty weather brings comfort food like this soup and I do love my comfort food! This soup looks delicious. I'd even splurge with some bread on the side. LOL!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Thanks for sharing your chowder at Souper Sundays too! ;-)

TeaLady said...

Oh, yes please!! Love soup when it's cold outside. Have to save this one for the next cold snap - around October!!

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