Crabby Clam Chowder. It sounds like the signature soup at some seaside dive in Maryland, or Rhode Island (or California, or Vancouver, or…). “Come to The Crabby Clam for the Best Chowder by Sam.” I can just see the billboard on the boardwalk. It would be a great big colorful drawing of Sam the Clam […]
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It’s time to say goodbye to corn. It’s been seven great days of corn recipes and I know we’ll all be sad to see it end. But sweet summer corn will be around for at least another month so the end of this series doesn’t have to mean the end of corn for any of us (in this hemisphere!).
For this last of my corn recipes I am going to do a corn brulee. It’s a corn-sweetened custard with whole kernels topped with spicy candied bacon and served with a very savory tomato sorbet.
Although the custard is made sweet with the infusion of corn, this is not what I’d consider a dessert. In fact I am serving mine as a first course and my brother Grant is pairing this custard with Vouvray.
But before we get to the wine let’s recap this madcap week of corn recipes. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, so here they are in reverse chronological order: Fresh Corn & Sun Dried Tomato Angel Hair Pasta, Old Fashioned Corn Chowder, Corn & Zucchini Fritter Stacks with Bacon and Avocado, Seared Scallops with Succotash, Grilled Chicken with Raw Corn & Grilled Bread Salad.
We started with Grilled Corn with Feta & Lime. It’s the only on-the-cob recipe I presented this week and I saved its mention for last because I thought I’d end this week of corn with some valuable tips on removing corn from the cob. Of course they sell devices for just such a chore, but I personally don’t like to have tools cluttering up my drawers that only have one job in life. So I rely on a chef’s knife to get the job done.
What’s a week of corn recipes without a good old fashioned corn chowder?
Maybe it’s not the sexiest recipe I have pulled out during this weeklong tribute to the sweetest girl of summer. But let’s face it, corn and chowder are words that were destined to live together.
Google it and you get 544,000 matches, with Tyler Florence’s version coming out on top and grandma’s coming in second. Jenn from Bread + Butter rounds out the first page with her “easy” version (congrats Jenn!!).
All that googling tells ya something. It tells you people want chowder.
So to you, my people, I bring you this five hundred forty-fourth thousandth and one version. I can’t quite tell you where my influences came from on this one because I have been eating corn chowder my whole life and making it almost as long. But I can tell you– though it may never find google success, if you make it you will have to admit the words corn and chowder were destined to live together.