Chilled Corn Chowder with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
This Chilled Corn Chowder with Sun-Dried Tomatoes is just exploding with flavor. Make this ahead of time to really let the flavors meld. This chowder is very versatile and you can serve this soup hot or cold. We love it both ways.
FOR THE ROASTED GARLIC
- 1 whole head garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
FOR THE SOUP
- 4 ears corn husks removed
- 1½ tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups yellow onion chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh tarragon chopped, plus more for garnish
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 1½ tsp lemon zest
- 4½ cups chicken stock
- ¾ cup white wine dry
- 1 tbsp roasted garlic
- ¾ tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes re-hydrated in warm water and drained
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
FOR THE GOAT CHEESE-CHIVE TOASTS
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 1 tbsp minced chives
- 1 baguette cut on the diagonal into 1/4-inch slices
MAKE THE ROASTED GARLIC
Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
Cut off just the very top of whole garlic head so that the cloves of garlic are just barely exposed.
Drizzle top with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
Cover in aluminum foil, leaving a small area open at the top.
Roast garlic for 45 to 50 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly, then squeeze the garlic cloves out of the head and discard the skin.
MAKE THE SOUP
Using a serrated knife, remove corn from cob by scraping down the cob (this will give you about 2 cups). Reserve the cobs.
In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
Add onions, tarragon, cumin, turmeric, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest and saute for 7 to 8 minutes.
Add corn, reserved corn cobs, stock, and wine and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 12 minutes. Remove cobs with tongs.
Carefully transfer soup mixture to a blender and add the roasted garlic, lemon juice and sour cream. Puree (you may need to do this in batches).
Add sun-dried tomatoes and give it a couple quick pulses.
Stir thoroughly and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
MAKE THE GOAT CHEESE-CHIVE TOASTS
Mix goat cheese, chives, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest together and refrigerate until ready to serve.
When ready to serve the soup, spread goat cheese-chive mixture on bread slices.
Place under broiler for about 5 to 6 minutes, until goat cheese starts to brown slightly.
Place 1 or 2 toasts in each bowl of soup and garnish with chopped tarragon.
Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3mg