Fresh, sweet corn, roasted to bring out a slight smokey flavor is one of the best flavors of summer. Then combined with bacon, potatoes and a few other simple ingredients, well, you have a dish that’s absolutely irresistible!
When summer rolls around one of my favorite things to do is to head to the farmers market and pick up some fresh, “home grown” vegetables. One veggie that’s always at the top of my list is sweet corn. Recently, I picked up a variety called “supper sweet” and WOW, it owned up to it’s name. After tasting and talking with the farmer, I picked up two dozen ears and started dreaming of what I’d be cooking.
Over the past week, life has been a little crazy around here. It sure felt good to grab some fresh food from the farmers market and get back in my kitchen. It’s the place where I get to experiment, create and make my friends and family happy with food. Today we’ve had some “iffy” weather and even though it’s not cool outside, I decided to make a big pot of Roasted Corn Chowder. This pot of goodness has flavors of bacon, onion, potatoes and a little kick of red pepper. Just a word of warning – when making this dish, after roasting the corn, try really, really hard not to eat all of that sweet goodness before you make the chowder! It took all I had in me NOT to do so! After roasting the corn, this chowder comes together in less than 30 minutes. Once it’s done, I top it off with some cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and chives. All you need is some crusty bread and you’ve got one big pot of comfort.