Very near Meatless Corn Chowder

My all time favorite soup is Corn Chowder. My grandmother made it for us, Mum made it and of course now we make it. 😀

The recipe we have is very basic and has probably lost some ingredients on the way…

And of course to make it meatless….omit bacon 😀

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Corn Chowder

6 slices of bacon
1 chopped onion
1 can of mushroom soup
1 can of creamed corn
approximately 2 soup cans of milk sometimes more, sometimes less…:D (usually about 3 – 4 cups)

Cook chopped up bacon then cook the onion until golden, gradually add corn, cream of mushroom soup and milk.  Simmer on low for  15 minutes.

and

ta da that’s it! Best soup ever!!! 😀 😀

I did find fancier version..

Smoky Corn Chowder

Ingredients

•6 slices bacon, chopped
•1 leek (white part only), finely chopped
•1 russet potato, finely chopped
•2 cups frozen or canned corn kernels
•1 1/2 cups chicken broth
•1 1/2 cups milk
•398 ml can creamed corn
•1 sprig of thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
•1 bay leaf

Instructions

Heat a large pot over medium.
Add bacon and cook just until crisp, 4 min.
Discard all but 1 tbsp of bacon fat.
Add leek and sauté until tender, 1 min.
Then add potato, corn, broth, milk, creamed corn, thyme and bay leaf.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low.
Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, 20 min.
Remove thyme and bay leaf before serving. Season with fresh pepper.
Soup will keep well in refrigerator up to 2 days, or in freezer, in a covered container, up to a month

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Grilled Corn With Chipotle-Lime Butter Recipe

Grilled Corn With Chipotle-Lime Butter Recipe

SD5262

Cook Time: 10 mins

Ingredients
4 ear(s) corn
2 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon lime zest
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon pepper(s), chipotle chiles, in adobo sauce
1/4 teaspoon adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt, Kosher

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to high.

2. Wrap each ear in foil. Place on the grill and cook, turning frequently, for 10 minutes. Remove from the grill and let stand in the foil while preparing the butter.

3. Combine butter, lime zest, lime juice, chipotle and adobo sauce (or ground chipotle) and salt in a small bowl. Carefully unwrap the corn. Serve with the butter.

My Way 😀 😀

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Ingredients
8 ears corn
Kosher salt
BBQ Butter, recipe follows
Herb Butter, recipe follows

Directions

Heat the grill to medium.

Pull the outer husks down the ear to the base. Strip away the silk from each ear of corn by hand. Fold husks back into place, and place the ears of corn in a large bowl of cold water with 1 tablespoon of salt for 10 minutes.

Remove corn from water and shake off excess. Place the corn on the grill, close the cover and grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes, or until kernels are tender when pierced with a paring knife. Remove the husks and eat on the cob or remove the kernels. Serve with the BBQ Butter and/or Herb Butter. Spread over the corn while hot.

BBQ Butter:

2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons Spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, slightly softened
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a medium saute pan over high heat until almost smoking. Add the onion and cook until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the paprika, cayenne, cumin and ancho powder and cook for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook until the mixture becomes thickened and the water reduces. Let cool slightly.

Place the butter in a food processor, add the spice mixture and Worcestershire sauce and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, scrape the mixture into a small bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Herb Butter:
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (basil, chives or tarragon)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Combine in a food processor and process until smooth.