May has been a good month. The sun is trying to come out. Last week, this blog made foodgawker.com, tasteologie.com and tastespotter.com with my lemon curd recipe!
Tonight, it’s hubby’s choice.
Tonight, we’re celebrating with lobster corn chowder.
When asked what I should make next for the blog…this was his immediate answer….
and since we’re celebrating…here we go!
Cut 1/4 lb. bacon into small dice and place in a large pot over low heat. Cook, stirring, to render the fat, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 1 tbsp. butter and let it melt. Add onion and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 10 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer.
In the meantime, cut the kernels off of four cobs of corn….and don’t throw those cobs away!
In the meantime, broil two lobster tails in your broiler….
and don’t throw their shells away!
Add broth, bay leaves, paprika and cayenne pepper to the pot for 5 minutes to flavor broth. At this point, throw in two cobs of the corn and the shells of the lobster tails to add a little extra ommph!
Add two diced russet potatoes and three sprigs of fresh thyme to the broth. Cook for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, add half-and-half, lobster, corn, peppers, and scallions; cook for an additional 10 minutes or until veggies are soft. Season with the salt and pepper.
Garnish each serving with parsley and a bit of sherry before serving.
Celebrate something good!
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