These corn chowder recipes combine the vegetable with a variety of eclectic ingredients. Some of our favorites include a corn-and-cod chowder, a corn chowder with bacon and sea scallops and a Peruvian shrimp-and-corn chowder.
Raw Sweet Corn and Cashew Chowder
The Good News Not only is yellow corn a good source of vitamin B, magnesium and thiamin, it also contains carotenoids (organic pigments with health benefits) not found in white corn. Ani Phyo likes to add a handful of vitamin A–rich spinach or soft lettuce to the chowder. "Then it becomes part-soup, part-salad," she says. More Cold Soup Recipes
Peruvian Shrimp-and-Corn Chowder
In Peru, small streams wend their way from the mountains to the coast, and the delicious shrimp that fill them are cooked with local corn, squash, and potatoes to make this South American chowder called cupe. Don't peel the shrimp before cooking them in Step 1: The shells will flavor the cooking oil, which in turn will flavor the soup. the corn is traditionally left on the cob, but if the prospect of eating it this way (it is messy) bothers you, use two cups of kernels instead.Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips
Our simple soup really highlights the taste of sweet summer corn, but since the vegetable is available virtually all the time, you can make the chowder year-round. You can even use frozen corn, though fresh is best. Pureeing some of the corn kernels to stir into the simmering soup helps thicken it while deepening the corn flavor.More Chowder Soup RecipesMore Easy Corn Recipes