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Lobster Corn Chowder ~ w/ Bacon!

My husband and I noticed a new dish at one of our favorite local spots. I don’t usually order new dishes b/c I don’t know the outcome of it. I like to stick with what I know will satisfy my cravings at the moment. 

You see, we often go to restaurants with a purpose, not to socialize. The purpose is to satisfy a particular craving. If the craving is soup dumpling, we have a spot for that. If the craving is chicharron, there’s a place for that. If it’s bbq ribs and steak tips, there’s a spot for that and so forth. So when there’s a new item on the menu and it disappoints then our purpose wasn’t fulfilled. And I don’t like that. 

This time the new item on the menu was lobster corn chowder. Sounds intriguing. We ordered the dish and liked it so much we tried it at home. At least he did. I annoyingly followed my husband and snap pictures of the cooking process as he tried to replicate the dish. For our version, we added bacon. Everything taste better w/ bacon. Well, many things do. 

He used the shells to flavor the stock. 

In a separate pot, bacon bits were browned. We used the bacon for toppings only. 

The corn was roasted first before putting into the pot of bacon drippings. Taro was used instead of regular potatoes. Celery joined the mix. After sweating the veggies, he added the lobster stock. I believed that sherry wine was also added to give a sweet note. 

After some time of letting it simmer, this is the finished product! Needless to say, my husband is a little talented! I was not disappointed. And of course I also added cayenne pepper b/c I am ridiculously addicted to spicy food. 

Til next post, Kellie

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21 Comments

  1. OMG this looks incredible, wow! I love everything about this dish! Isn’t it the best when you have something out and try it and home and get great results?!

  2. Thanks so much for dropping by … and thanks to WP for letting me know that one of your recent posts was this one!! Amazing. My bff and I were just discussing lobster over breakfast this morning .. actually I was complaining because she had had some over the weekend and didn’t invite me. This sounds sooooo good! And looks great as well, which only serves to add to my very own craving. Mmmmm.

  3. Your hubby may be “a little talented” in the kitchen, but it would seem that you are “a little talented” with the camera. You got some great shots. Thank you for the step by step. I sounds delicious.

    Buen probecho y Dios te bendiga.

  4. Hi Kellie,
    Thanks for visiting for my blog, Play a Good Knife and Fork (http://blog.pknewby.com), and for the “likes” this week I really appreciate it! Looks like we both had lobster on our mind this week, me with my bisque and you with your chowder… I LOVE lobster corn chowder and this looks fabulous…
    Cheers,
    PK
    PS: I often use smoked mussels in my chowders to provide the smoky backdrop that’s important for chowders – it’s a great substitute for bacon, in my view. Something to check out one day, perhaps :).

  5. Yum! I love what you say about going to restaurants with a purpose. Such truth, such truth. Glad this didn’t disappoint!

  6. I came over to check you out after I was informed you “liked” my nursery progress post. I must say that chowder looks and sounds delicious. Great photos of the process.

  7. Hmmm….this looks really good. Unfortunately, it’s a little bit difficult to find good lobster in the Czech Republic. But I may try this one day. Thanks for sharing!

  8. The Skeptical Woman

    This looks delicious. I will have to make this!

  9. Mmmm…that soup looks wonderful. I’m not certain I’m talented enough in the kitchen to attempt such a dish. Yours look super-yummy for a cold day.

  10. Wow that looks good. I feel the same way about trying new things at restaurants.

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