Thursday, July 19, 2012

Roasted Corn and Poblano Chowder

There is a blog I follow called The Spanish Wok. They have an event every month called The Soup Kitchen where a recipe theme is chosen and a blogger, like myself, can submit their blog post of a recipe that fits the theme and then all of the posts are gathered in the same place. Very dangerous for recipe collectors like myself, but it is a great way to get introduced to new food blogs.

The theme for July is Summer Soup. I immediately thought of my parent's recipe for Roasted Corn and Poblano Chowder. To me, corn on the cob is such a summer food, and this recipe calls for 8 ears of it. This soup is great warm or cold, so it makes and excellent winter soup as well.

8 ears of corn
4 poblano peppers 
1 onion
4 strips of bacon
3 russet potatoes (peeled)
4 cups whole milk
3/4 cup of whipping cream
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of fresh chives

Saute the bacon in a pan, once crispy take it out, put it to the side and cook the onions in the bacon fat.

Cook onions for about 5 minutes til the start to become translucent.

Shuck the corn, and precook it in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes per ear before placing on the grill (this keeps it from burning) Grill for about 15 minutes.

Then grill the poblanos, these at a little higher heat. 
(they only take about 5 minutes or so).

Cut the corn off the cob.

Seed the poblanos and dice them up.

In a blender puree 1 cup of corn and 1 cup of whole milk.

Then put it in the pot and add the potatoes, the rest of the corn, the onions, 1 teaspoon of salt and 3 cups of milk.

           Cook on low for about 20 minutes then add 3/4 cup of cream, and the poblanos.
                                               Continue to let cook for 20-30 minutes.

Garnish with the bacon and the chives. Goes perfect with a homemade flour tortilla!

The Soup Kitchen, The Soup Kitchen Badge

Here is the link to the round up with the other submissions for the Summer Soup event.


  1. Hi Kristin, thanks for submitting your lovely recipe to The Soup Kitchen event this month.

    This looks delicious, can't wait to try it.

    Roundup will be published in a few days.

    1. Great! I can't wait to see the other summer soups.
      Thanks again for hosting the event. I look forward to next month's theme.