#SundaySupper: Lobster Chowder with Corn Salsa

TUM_LB_1212_1

It’s been raining since Wednesday, as if something bad is happening in Heaven, and all the angels are crying. I love rain. Gloomy – with a chance of good nap time. However, as much as I love rain, I have to admit that I detest driving in the rain. Somehow the image of car spinning or accident keeps playing in my mind. Thankfully, I’ve never been in a car accident, but I’ve witnessed so many accidents; including roll over car. So, I was so stressed out when I had to drive hubs to the city on a rainy Saturday morning. I could sense my blood pressure went up as I drove under heavy rain. I should have stayed under my blanket with hot cocoa, instead. But, that’s love.

TUM_LB_1212_2

I love rain. Gloomy – with a chance of something soupy to keep me warm. Just like this lobster bisque, inspired by Bobby Flay. Our theme this week includes Celebrity Chef; hence you’ll see many familiar names below. I have so many favorites and it’s so hard to just pick one, and this dish is one of my favorites – perfect for rainy days. So, who is your favorite celebrity chef?

TUM_LB_1212_4

Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 4 (1½-pound) lobsters, steamed
  • 3 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 cups large-diced unpeeled Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 medium Spanish onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups fresh corn, roasted
  • 4 cups lobster stock, or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ finely chopped fresh parsley leaves, plus whole leaves for garnish

Directions:

  1. Remove the claw from the lobsters. Carefully crack the claws, and remove the meat in one piece if you can. Remove the tail meat and chop it into 1-inch chunks. Set the lobster aside in the refrigerator. Coarsely chop the shells and reserve.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, bell pepper, celery, and cook for 30 seconds. Raise the heat to high, add the wine, potato, and lobster shells, and cook until the wine has completely reduced. Add the 4 cups lobster stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain the broth into a bowl, discard the shells, and return the broth to the pot.
  3. Add 1 cup of the toasted corn kernels, sweet paprika, and cook until the corn is just tender, 15 minutes. Transfer the soup to a blender, in batches, and puree until smooth. Strain into a clean saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir in the remaining 1 cup roasted corn kernels and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, put the heavy cream in a medium saucepan, bring it to a simmer over medium heat, and cook until reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the reduced cream to the chowder and simmer for 5 minutes. If the chowder appears too thick, add additional stock or water to thin it slightly.
  6. Add the reserved chopped lobster meat, season with salt and pepper, and stir in the chopped parsley. Ladle the chowder into bowls and top each one with parsley.

Inspired by Bobby Flay.

TUM_LB_1212_3

Starters or Snacks :

The Main Dish:

Amazing Sides:

Sweet Endings:

Wine Pairings: 

Please join on us via Twitter for #SundaySupper on December 2, 2012, throughout the day. In the evening, we will meet at 7 PM EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chatAll you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

Comments

  1. Now, I understand why you say you could live in Seattle! 🙂

    Dude, this bisque looks so creamy and yummy!! And I LOVE Bobby Flay. . I have a chef crush on him. . I think he’s so charming and cute. *sigh* Great recipe!! 🙂

  2. Hehe dare I say rain is better when you get to eat things like this lobster chowder 😛

  3. This certainly does look like a perfect bowl of chowder for a rainy day. I understand your fear of driving in the rain too. Glad you made it with no problems. Nice to have a big bowl of lobster chowder as a reward at the end of a stressful day!

  4. Lobster is on sale this week and I still need something to serve for dinner Friday… I think I know what it will be 🙂

    I hate driving in the rain also. I have lost control of my car before on slick ground and now I am super careful!

  5. Wow – this sounds like a soup my husband would absolutely adore! Looks DELISH!

  6. YUM…you had me at lobster! Great choice by Bobby Flay or as I like to call him, Mr. Food Network!

    One needs a gray and gloomy day every once in a while. A gray sky always brings out the color of brick making houses around here look especially picturesque! 🙂

  7. I think I’ll have to tackle cooking lobster to make this. Another reason to use my big multi-pot for steaming and soups. Sounds really tasty.

  8. I love Bobby Flay and so enjoyed his restaurant Mesa Grill in Las Vegas. This soup looks fabulous and I will try this one very soon!!

  9. I’ll be trying this the next time I’m in Maine! I know what you mean about driving in rain. When I was in college, I drove home one weekend in pouring rain in my VW bug with bald tires. I was driving along, then all of a sudden I was in the median facing the other direction. I’m just glad there WAS a median and there were no other cars around.

  10. I love everything about this soup! The lobster, the corn, the potatoes! The color is stunning tooM perfect for a rainy day!

  11. Love Bobby! Love Lobster! Love Corn! Love Chowder! Looks amazing!

  12. I’m craving some hearty, comforting soup right now and I think this one’s right up my alley!

  13. Definitely a cold weather recipe. It looks gorgeous and bet it tasted amazing!

  14. This would be a great dish for entertaining! It looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love lobster but I have never cooked it myself. I would love to give it a try with this soup it looks amazing

  16. I love the smell of rain. Everything seems and feels cleaner after it rains. Bobby Flay is one of my all time favorite celebrity chefs. There was a period of time when I cooked all this throw down dishes the second they aired. This soup looks and sounds amazing.

  17. Killer pics! And a delectable chowder! I’m making a note of this. It would make a delightful surprise for my wife one December evening. She loves lobster. Thanks for a great idea!

  18. I agree, there is nothing better than a nice creamy bowl of soup on a gloomy day and Lobster Bisque has been my favorite for years!! I will have to give this a try! Pinning it now 🙂

  19. This soup just made it’s way to the top of must try recipes! Gorgeous!

  20. This looks fantastic, and I don’t even like lobster! LOL 🙂

  21. What a beautiful recipe and gorgeous photos! I’ve never prepared lobster before but I’ll probably love it, especially with corn!

  22. Great recipe. I love Bobby Flay so anything he inspires is sure to be delish!

Trackbacks

  1. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  2. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  3. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  4. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  5. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  6. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  7. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  8. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  9. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  10. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  11. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  12. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  13. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  14. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  15. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  16. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

  17. […] at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s