Smooth as Silk Roasted Corn Chowder

by Michael Nolan on 9 July 2014 · 2 comments

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Michael Nolan's Roasted Corn Chowder

You might not be thinking about soups and stews in the heat of the summer, but when fresh corn is at its peak, I just can’t help myself. My Roasted Corn Chowder is rich and creamy, and no one would believe that it is completely vegan! You won’t miss the butter or heavy cream – in fact, you will think you taste them and yet there is none in this recipe.

Give it a shot and don’t tell your guests that it is vegan. No one will ever know.

Smooth as Silk Roasted Corn Chowder
Serves 4
Velvety smooth, rich, and creamy corn chowder. Surprise! It's vegan!
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Ingredients
  1. 4 ears of sweet yellow corn
  2. Olive oil
  3. Salt
  4. 2 Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  5. 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
  6. 2 celery ribs, finely diced
  7. 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  8. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  9. 1 quart Vegetable broth
  10. 1 cup non-dairy milk (soy or almond work best)
  11. 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Brush corn with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes. Turn and bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.
  3. In a large stockpot, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot & celery and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and potatoes, stir to coat with oil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add vegetable broth, stir, and reduce heat to a simmer. Partially cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut the corn kernels from the cob. They will be slightly dry, making the process a lot easier and less messy. Reserve the kernels from 1 ear of corn, placing the rest in the stock pot.
  6. Add 1 cup of non-dairy milk and parsley. Stir to combine
  7. CAREFULLY ladle the mixture into a blender, filling the blender only about 1/3 full. It is very important that the hot mixture is allowed to vent steam or you're going to have a big mess on your hands (and all over your kitchen). If your blender lid has a removable center, take it out and cover the lid with a folded kitchen towel. PULSE the mixture a few times to break everything down then blend until smooth and velvety.
  8. Repeat the process until all of the soup is blended and taste for seasoning.
  9. Ladle soup into bowls, garnish with a sprinkle of parsley & the reserved corn kernels, and serve.
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