corn chowder with roasted poblano peppers

i know it’s a little early in the season to be dreaming up corn recipes but i can’t help myself. as a girl from maine, it doesn’t feel like summer until i’ve had my first ear of corn. i don’t know, maybe it’s an east coast thing?  my california friends don’t seem to share this sentiment.  either way, corn chowder. it’s a must-eat. recipe below.

the what:

4 ears of corn

3 poblano or anaheim chiles

2 cups peeled & chopped potatoes

1 yellow onion, chopped

1/4 cup diced celery

1/2 red bell pepper chopped

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 cups vegetable broth

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp sea salt  

freshly ground pepper

chopped cilantro to garnish

*recipe adapted from the new mayo clinic cookbook which i highly recommend!

the how:

the key to keeping this recipe simple is the order in which you do things…maximizing your time

- bring a large pot of water to boil and cook four ears of corn 

-while water is boiling place the poblano peppers on a broiling pan and broil in your oven until they’re blackened/peeling.  remove, let cool and peel skin, remove seeds, and chop.

- while poblanos are cooking, peel and cube potatoes. chop celery, onion and red pepper

- when corn is cooked, remove from boiling water with tongs and set aside. add potatoes to pot and cook until soft, then drain 

-place potatoes in a small mixing bowl and use a potato masher to partially mash them (chunks are ok, just give them a good go-round with the masher!)

- in a large pot sauté onions, red pepper and celery in olive oil. cook until soft

- add potatoes, corn (cut off husks), poblanos, vegetable broth, almond milk and sea salt and simmer until thickened (25-30 minutes)

- season with salt and pepper to taste, serve with chopped cilantro

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  1. Meredith @ Map & Menu|

    This looks absolutely delicious! Also, I don't even think I knew you were from Maine! While my boyfriend and I both grew up in the south, we moved to Portland four years ago (this week!). It's so fun to hear about your ties to our new home state!

  2. sarah yates|

    meredith, thank you! and congratulations!! portland is a sweet town, i'm sure you will love it. and there's lots of amazing food to be eaten! you chose the perfect time of year to move there, a maine summer can't be beat!