We sometimes watch Martha Stewart on PBS on Sunday afternoon. This past Sunday, she demonstrated a couple of things that caught The Husband's attention - corn stock and corn chowder. Since we had some corn that had been bought at the Farmer's Market, it seemed as though these two projects were just good sense.:-)
Here is the corn stock simmering away. At this point, the ears of corn had been shucked, and the corn cut off of the cobs. Some of our homegrown onion was quartered, and water added just about to cover.
Now, who would think this would create such an appetizing aroma?!? It was amazing!
Using this stock, we proceeded to make Corn Potato Chowder. Martha strained all hers to get out the solids. We simply lifted them out.:-) Then, the corn that had been cut off the cobs was added to the pot with the stock. After that cooked about 15 minutes - or until the corn was tender - potatoes were added, along with a little more liquid - but not much!
Within about 10-15 minutes, everything was ready! Oh! I forgot to make any mention of salt, pepper, or thyme! We added all of those to the chowder to taste. At the last minute, we added about 1/2 cup of half and half.
Here is the chowder, already served in the bowl for lunch.
This is my serving. I added diced turkey bacon to mine, along with a garnish of snipped chives. This was a great meal! High fives to The Husband!:-) This has become a new favorite!
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