Yesterday we had a fun homemade vegetarian dinner with our friends Shawn and Clyde! Living in California and cooler than usual weather I decided to make this corn chowder. I knew how I wanted it to taste but had never made one before. After perusing the internet and reading different fabulous sounding recipes this is what I came up with!
1 medium sweet yellow onion diced
2 cloves fresh garlic pressed
2 ribs of celery diced
1 carrot diced
1/2 large red bell pepper diced
1/4 of a large jalapeño diced
1 green pasilla chile roasted
3 Yukon Gold potatoes cubed
2 1/2 cups frozen organic corn thawed
1 can organic coconut milk
1 qt. organic vegetable broth
Aztec Sea Salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
Here is what you do to bring these ingredients together.
Sauté onion in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil after 3 minutes add the rest of chopped veggies. Red pepper, garlic, celery, carrot and salt/pepper after they are translucent about 5-8 minutes on medium heat add cut up potatoes and sauté for another 5 minutes then pour in the vegetable broth and can of coconut milk. Simmer on low to medium for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender. Check with a fork for doneness. On low heat add thawed frozen corn and diced pasila chile seeded. I added the whole chile and it was kind of spicy. There might have been some seeds, so if you want less heat maybe just add half. After few minutes warmed through I scooped out about 3 cups with no liquid of the veggies with a slotted spoon.
Taking my immersion blender I blended the pot with the liquid until pretty smooth. Once that was done I added the chunky veggies back into the pot.
That’s it stir to combine well and keep warm on very low or reheat if cooled before serving. Keep your eye on the soup if re-heating. Some of mine kind of stuck to the bottom of the pot. It didn’t affect the taste. Just a warning!
Some other recipes I looked at added toppings like cilantro, more corn etc… But my soup turned out so flavorful that really even the added black fresh ground pepper in the picture was not needed.
This was so delicious and we all really liked it! I hope you will try out this recipe and make it your own! The next time I make it I’m going to hopefully get some fresh organic GMO free corn from the local farmer’s markets!