Chipotle Corn Chowder/Soup is my contribution to Alanna's February's Focus "Soup's on" event.This would be my first ever entry to her soup collection.Thank you for hosting Alanna.
Chipotle Corn Chowder :
This recipe is from a cookbook called "Hotter than Hell" which I love.I did make changes in the recipe to make it milder to my taste since it's supposed to be very spicy and uses multiple kinds of chillies!
3 cups frozen or canned or fresh white or yellow Corn,1 tsp butter,1/2 onion,1-2 dry Chipotle chillies or 1/2 tsp chipotle chill pd,1 cup water,3 cups fat-free cream or Half and Half, 1 tsp Cumin seeds powder,1 garlic,1 tsp Honey,salt.
1/4 cup reserved corn from above,1/2 tbsp each minced green bell pepper,red bell pepper(I used bottled roasted red bell pepper),Green onion chopped,1/2 Jalapeno minced(optional),2 tsp lemon juice. Some Tortilla chips to serve.
How To: Makes 4 servings
Heat butter,saute drained corn until they get very slight brown color.Save 1/4 cup and put the rest of the corn in the blender.Now saute onion,garlic,chipotle chillies(do not saute chilli pd,if you are using that but add to the blender) for few mins and add to the corn.Add water,cumin pd,chilli pd and grind to a smooth liquid.
Pour into a sauce pan and add salt, cream or Half and Half,honey and heat slowly and keep stirring.Adjust the spices,salt and simmer.Prepare the garnish.
Garnish:Mix all the sweet bell peppers minced,saved corn,green onion,little salt and lemon juice,keep aside.
Ladle soup into a bowl,top with a spoonful of topping and serve immediately with some Tortilla chips on the side.
Enjoy the great tasting Chipotle flavored Corn Chowder!