Spicy Grilled Corn Chowder

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Soups & Salads | Blog URL: http://cookingrut.blogspot.com/2009/08/corn.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 medium red onion, sliced into 4 thick slices
1 red bell pepper, quartered
1 green bell pepper, quartered
1 clove garlic, minced
2 ribs celery, diced
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
6 ears of corn, shucked
Olive oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Ancho pepper to taste
4 scallions, minced


Heat up your grill. It's time to grill some vegetables.
Brush the onion slices, bell peppers, and corn cobs with olive oil. Place on the grill and char over high heat for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and chop up the onions and peppers. Cut the kernels off the cob (save the cob).
In a large stock pot placed on the grill or on a stove, heat a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onions, bell peppers, garlic, and celery. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add the potatoes, corn cobs, and stock. Bring up to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the milk and cream. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes (watch your heat on the grill).
Remove the corn cobs.
Add the corn kernels and spices. Simmer for 10 more minutes.
Garnish with the scallions.
Serve with crusty bread.




So, corn is getting some bad publicity these days. High fructose corn syrup is the enemy since it is found in a lot of processed foods. Corn is also fed to cows, which happens to be bad for the animals (causes them lots of gas and to get sick). Thus, cows should be eating grass, not grain.

But what about the sweet corn that is showing up at your local markets these days? Should we shy away from eating corn on the cob? Is it bad for you? Hmmm... my take on it is, no it isn't bad for you. Go ahead and eat up. It has nutrients in it -- Vitamins B1, B5, folate, and Vitamin C. Not too bad. Better than Oreos.

Recently I published a Spicy Corn Chowder recipe on another website. It's a delicious recipe but I think I can take it one step further: Spicy Grilled Corn Chowder. Here we go, folks...




Friday, December 11, 2009 - 3:18am


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