February 28, 2015

Corn chowder

In Minnesota we still have cold days and looking forward for warm weather and comfort food. This time I decided to make a corn chowder. This recipe is simple, delicious and healthy.

Corn chowder

Serves 6.

1 & 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 large onions, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 & 1/2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable stock
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (optional, who likes it)
2 cups corn fresh or frozen kernels
1 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 12-oz can evaporated milk
salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
pinch of cayenne pepper

In a large heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onions, and saute for 4 minutes. Add celery, red pepper, garlic and cumin and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add vegetable stock, thyme and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add corn and potatoes, return to a simmer and cook until all vegetables are tender, 10 minutes. Place cornstarch in a small bowl, slowly add evaporated milk, stirring until smooth. Stir into thesoup and return to a simmer. Cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes, until thickened. Serve immediately.

Recipe came from "The Eating Well recipe rescue cookbook."

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