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Corn chowder

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Chowder is a special kind of thick soup from New England in the USA

Below is the recipe adapted from Children’s Healthy & Fun Cookbook .

Ingredients:
1 large onion
200g fresh, frozen or tinned sweetcorn
1 large carrot
350g potatoes
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 bouquet garni (optional)
1 bay leaf
1.2 litres vegetable stock
300ml milk

Seasonings:
Salt and pepper to taste

Methods:
1. Peel and roughly chop the onion. Scrub the carrot and then thinly slice it. Finally, peel the potatoes and then cut them into small pieces.
2. Hear the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion and saute over a medium heat for 8 mins or until soft and slightly golden. Stir the onion occasionally.
3. Next, add the corn, carrot, potatoes, bouquet garni and bay leaf to the onions. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the stock and bring to the boil.
4. Reduce the heat to medium to low. Cover with a lid and cook for 15 mins, stirring occasionally. Add the milk and cook for a further 5 minutes.
5. Scoop out some of the vegetables and blend the rest of the soup until smooth. Return the vegetables and blended soup to the pan and warm through.

Tips:
1. If you prefer a chunky soup, leave out step 5. Otherwise, blend all the mixture in step 5 until the soup is creamy and smooth.
2. You can serve it with bread rolls, rice or pasta.
3. For a delicious smoked flavour, add chunk of smoked haddock to this soup. Add the fish in step 4 with the milk and simmer for 5 mins or until cooked.

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10 Comments

  1. noobcook says:

    Your corn chowder looks so good!!! I think it will taste better when blended but I have yet to buy a blender, hee

  2. FOOD FOR TOTS says:

    Tks for ur comment. U r right! Blending is another key factor contributed to a good chowder besides having enough corns. Although I only blended half of the ingredients, it tasted delicious too. I am sure that getting a blender is a good investment to u. 🙂

  3. PauCen says:

    Hi, can recommend the milk use for cooking (esp this recipe)?

    • food-4tots says:

      PauCen: I used Meiji fresh milk. Haven’t tried other brands so far. You are free to use any other brands as long as it is fresh milk (those displayed in the chiller section). 😉

  4. Mei Ling says:

    I didn’t know can use fresh milk in cooking. I always thought it is a must to use UHT milk when heating is involved.

  5. Sinli says:

    Hi, do you know where I can buy bay leaf?

    • food-4tots says:

      Sinli: You can find them in supermarket such as NTUC or Cold Storage at the department selling western dried spices. I am using McCormick brand now. You can also find it under Masterfood brand too. You are free to use any brand you like. Hope it helps! 😉

  6. Mel says:

    Hi,

    May I know if this recipe is suitable for freezing?

    Thanks!

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