Yesterday was so dark and stormy, I just had to make another soup! I had never made corn chowder before so I took two recipes that looked pretty good and came up with my own version. It was tasty! My husband and I are currently sick so I took a few shortcuts considering doing anything right now is a bit of a challenge.
In my chopper I put one carrot, one celery stalk, one small onion and two cloves of garlic, all rough chopped. I processed them until the mirepoix was finely chopped. I started off the cooking process by putting 1 tbsp of olive oil in a Dutch oven/soup pot and sauteing some finely diced turkey bacon. Once a little crispy I added the veggies and cooked them for two minutes.
Then I added a bay leaf and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika. To make sure the soup would thicken I added 1 tbsp of flour and 1 medium diced peeled potato. Stirring that around for a minute, then I added 2 cups of chicken broth and 1/3 cup of light cream. I brought it to a boil then simmered for 12 minutes.