Thursday, May 10, 2007

Southwestern Corn Chowder

1 tablespoon butter
1 scallion, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
coarse salt and pepper
1 baking potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inche pieces
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels
1 can (14.5 ounces) chicken broth
1 cup milk

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add white part of scallion, carrot, chili powder, and oregano; season with salt and pepper. Cool stirring occasionally, until scallion is soft, about 2 minutes. Add potato, corn, broth and milk.

Bring to a boil over medium heat and reduce to a simmer. Cook until potato is easily pierced with the tip of a knife, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir green part of scallion, and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 day.

Serves 2.

Super easy and doesn't make too much
(but you can easily double it.)