Who says you have to save the best soup and chowder recipes for winter? This roasted corn and poblano chowder is awesome and a perfect summertime treat!
Roasted Corn and Poblano Chowder
1 poblano peppers, halved lengthwise
3 Tablespoons oil
4 cups frozen (or fresh) corn
4 slices turkey bacon
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
7 cups chicken broth
1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup half and half
6 corn tortillas
1 Tablespoon cilantro
1 lime, half sliced into wedges and half juiced
crumbled queso fresco
If the poblano brown before the corn, remove them from the tray, place them in a paper bag to rest for 10 minutes.
Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in dutch oven and add onion. Cook until softened. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
Remove from heat and stir in half and half.
Add pureed mixture to chowder along with chopped poblanos 1 T. chopped cilantro and juice from 1/2 lime.
Prepare topping ingredients: cilantro, lime wedges, queso fresco, bacon and tortilla chips.
Serve chowder with toppings of your choice.
I ate the leftovers of this chili for lunch for a solid week. It was DELICIOUS. It may be 100 degrees outside but that isn't going to stop me from turning down the air conditioner and heating up a giant bowl of chowder.
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