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Food Recipes, Imported, Seafood + Shellfish, Soups + Chowder

The Ultimate Lobster Corn Chowder

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I made this dish this past weekend and it was such a hit that I decided I had to republish the recipe. As nights become chillier, snuggle up with your honey, and serve this supremely seductive soup for a memorable winter romantic meal as you indulge in this lobster, potato, corn medley; a true love potion and so good!
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Lobster Corn Chowder
I discovered this recipe in a Williams-Sonoma catalog and made a few
alterations like adding sherry and clam stock.

Ingredients

  • Two live lobsters (or 8 oz of frozen lobster meat, thawed and picked over)
  • Note: You can use one lobster and Haddock and/or Cod for a Lobster/Fish Chowder
  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 4-5 cups of low-sodium chicken broth (depends on how much fish you add to recipe)
  • 1 cup of clam stock
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 ears of corn, kernels removed (and corn cobs reserved)
  • 3 strips of bacon, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of good quality sherry
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, diced into 1/2″ cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh chives

Directions

Fill a large pot with 2″ of water, set over high heat and bring to a boil; add lobsters, cover and cook until lobsters are red, about 7 minutes. Transfer lobsters to a large ice bath to cool. Remove meat from claws, knuckles and tails and refrigerate meat until ready to use. Reserve shells and bodies.

In a large pot over high heat, warm oil. Add reserved lobster shells and bodies and saute until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and clam juice (you can also use the broth from the lobster), wine, and corn cobs. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced to about 2 1/2 cups, 25 – 30 minutes.

In a Dutch oven over medium heat, saute bacon, stirring occasionally until crispy and browned, 3 – 4 minutes. Add onion, carrots, celery and corn kernels, and saute stirring until tender, 4 – 5 minutes.

Strain lobster – corn cob broth into Dutch oven, add cream and sherry and bring to a simmer. Stir in potatoes, return to a simmer and reduce heat to a medium-low. Cook until potatoes are tender – about 15 – 20 minutes. Stir in lobster meat, salt, pepper, thyme and chives. Cook stirring occasionally until lobster is heated through, 2 – 3 minutes. Adjust seasoning as needed.

Serve in two bowls – garnish with chopped chives and serve with warm crusty bread and a bottle of your favorite white wine.

Makes 4 – 6 servings, and tastes even better the next day — should you be so lucky to serve this up twice ; )

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Terry Dagrosa

Terry Dagrosa, founder and publisher of SeductionMeals.com. As President of Digital Marketing Collective and Tara del Mar Productions, she has extensive experience in sales, design, digital marketing and social media. "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget, so we’re thrilled to introduce our very special and highly-talented contributors and friends.  They’ll share their mouth-watering recipes, cheeky anecdotes and delightfully creative perspectives with all of us. Be sure to check out their websites and follow them, too – we promise you’ll learn to love and cherish them as much as we do!" xoxo

4 Comments

  1. Rosie February 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm -  Reply

    I made this dish for my dinner party last night. This was the most incredible chowder I have ever eaten! It’s absolutely wonderful!

  2. terry dagrosa February 28, 2011 at 7:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Rose – that is so wonderful to hear. This is one of my favorites!

  3. Anna June 18, 2016 at 10:26 am -  Reply

    I have made this chowder many times. It is exactly as described – simply divine. I always serve it with garlic bread. When I first made it my husband went down on his knees and said “Will you marry me again?”

    • Terry Dagrosa June 18, 2016 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

      haha! LOVE this story and yes, this chowder is pretty fab! Thanks so much for sharing your story!

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