Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total Time
40 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (1 1/2 qts.)

Some of corn's best partners--medium-hot chiles, chorizo, and basil--join up in this simple dish. It's substantial enough to call a chowder, but light enough for summer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler. Oil a rimmed baking sheet. Set chiles on sheet and broil, turning as needed, until blackened all over, about 18 minutes total. Let cool, then peel, remove stem and seeds, and chop; set aside.

Step 2

Cook chorizo in a large saucepan over medium heat, breaking sausage into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon, until meat and fat have separated. Strain through a fine strainer and discard fat. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

Step 3

Return chorizo to pan and stir in corn and broth. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until corn is just tender, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer, add cream and poblanos, and cook 2 minutes more to blend flavors.

Step 4

Ladle soup into bowls, sprinkle with onion and basil, and serve with lime for squeezing on top.

Ratings & Reviews

Glorious pig & cow fat

oreguild02
November 23, 2015
I subbed pasillas for the poblanos, and probably any sort of sausage would do if one doesn't have chorizo- I subbed Italian sausage. No fresh basil on hand so I put about a tablespoon of frozen pesto in, still came out great.  I really liked the sweet corn balancing out the chile's heat. I recommend using a vintage Corningware vessel to put it all together after browning the meat~ my 8qt Saucemaker worked perfectly. 

Super!

CAEdmondson50
June 29, 2015
I've made this two times now with two different chorizos. I and my husband both love it! It's not hard to make either, which is a big plus.

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EmikoF
September 29, 2013
This was a big hit. It tasted so good. It will become a regular staple recipe. Thank you Yvette for sharing this. Hair designers can't steer you wrong.

CAEdmondson50's Review

annan967
September 28, 2013
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oreguild02's Review

sscooks
July 16, 2013
Fabulous ! Needed to almost double the recipe and it vanished within minutes. Big hit with the entire family including 3 in their early teens. Followed the recipe as written which is very easy. Have request for an encore. DG

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Kssjoberg
July 16, 2013
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ChefAmandaLynn
July 12, 2013
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stcyrbl53
July 06, 2013
Served this at a dinner party. Everyone loved it. Tasted even better the next day.

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srwfromorange
July 06, 2013
Made some changes so I cannot accurately review as written. I used Soyrizo rather than chorizo and fat free half and half rather than whipping cream. Came together in 15 minutes of mostly hands off time. http://www.dishoverdinner.com/2013/07/vegitarian-spicy-chorizo-corn-chowder.html