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It is about that time of year when corn is reaching its best. For the first time, I think that I will cut a bunch of corn off the cob this summer and freeze it for winter treats. Considering how much I love everything corn… I looked back and realized that I have not posted any corn recipes! What a shame. Well, get ready… here they come!

I stumbled upon a web page which has a brief history of corn and the sweetest essay by a young 7th grader named Jemima. (scroll down to see her report) Remember when essays were hand written? And, look at those wonderful little drawings to illustrate her subject. I was so drawn to the childlike wonder and excitement for something as simple as corn. “Did you know that corn is just a huge grass?” Jemima’s report is as refreshing to me as this cold, summer soup.

White Corn Chowder with Shrimp and Avocado
Adapted from Everyday Food
3 cups corn kernals, fresh or frozen
1 cup low fat yogurt
1 cup milk
1/3 cup lime juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
pinch cayenne pepper
1 pound cooked shrimp, roughly chopped
coarse salt and pepper
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced

If the corn is frozen, thaw it under hot water. For fresh corn, boil in hot water until tender then rinse under cold water. In a blender, working in two batches if needed, puree corn, yogurt, milk, lime juice, cilantro and cayenne. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl. This takes some time to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in chopped shrimp and avocado. Serve cold.

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6 Responses to “White Corn Chowder with Shrimp and Avocado”

  1. Claire Says:

    Ooh, this recipe sounds great! Thanks.

  2. Mary Says:

    I read this to my husband and he got really happy about it. He’s going to make it for me this weekend. THANKS!

  3. rachel Says:

    Yum! I love fresh, local corn. I want to make this chowder!

  4. biff gibbs Says:

    shut up! ohmygoodness.. forgetitaboutit..
    creamy, sweet and sassy

  5. Luisa Says:

    Wow, this looks delicious! I love certain cold soups, and corn is definitely among them. But with avocado AND shrimp? Better and better. Can’t wait to try this!

  6. Sam Dyer Says:

    This soup looks delicious! My soups never look that pretty. I have to make it this week. :)

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