Pandora Bracelet lobster corn chowder2 tabl

lobster corn chowder

2 tablespoons minced chives (optional)

PLACE chicken stock in a pot with the lobster tails. Cover and bring to a simmer. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, until shell is red and lobster meat is firm. Remove tails with tongs and set aside until cool enough to handle. Pour the broth into a heatproof measuring cup and set aside.

PLACE the corn in a strainer and rinse under running water briefly until slightly thawed. Place 2 cups of corn and 1 cup of the broth in a blender and puree. Set aside the remaining corn.

COOK the bacon in the same pot until browned and mostly crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add onion, carrot and celery to the pot over medium heat, cover and cook 8 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until carrot is soft. (If the vegetables get too dry, add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil.) Stir in the whole corn kernels and the corn puree, then add the clam juice. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes.

STIR in the cream and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small skillet and add the chopped lobster. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, just until warmed through, then add to the pot. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream.

SERVE, garnished with chives if using.

YIELD: 4 servings. They also unpredictable: Some years bring unexpected bounties of things to cook.

If you a lobster lover, summer 2013 may go down as year when we almost got enough lobster. Lobster prices tumbled, which is hard on Maine lobster catchers but easier on the wallets of lobster lovers. I been stocking my freezer with 2 for 1 deals and branching out from good ol lobster with bib and butter to making things like lobster pasta.

On a Sunday night, I neede Pandora Bracelet d something simple, soulful and delicious. I reached into the freezer Pandora Bracelet for a bag of corn and two lobster tails. The rest was embarrassingly easy. And astonishingly delicious.

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