Lobster Corn Chowder

Lobster Corn Chowder
Lobster Corn Chowder. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 31 mins
  • Prep: 16 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings/bowls
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This delicious chowder is packed with chunks of cooked lobster meat, corn, and vegetables. Add some crab or shrimp to this chowder to make it a hearty seafood corn chowder.

Top it off with some crumbled cooked bacon or extra chunks of lobster.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons butter (or part bacon drippings)
  • 5 or 6 green onions (with about 3 inches of green, thinly sliced)
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 3 tablespoons diced sweet red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups diced cooked lobster meat
  • Optional: 1 medium tomato (seeded, diced)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • Optional: crumbled cooked bacon​

How to Make It

  1. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; add green onion, celery, and bell pepper. Sauté until celery is tender, stirring frequently. Add flour and stir until blended. Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the Creole seasoning and chicken broth; stir to blend. Stir in corn kernels. Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in heavy cream, lobster, and tomato. Taste and add salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in sherry and heat through.
  1. If desired, top each serving with a little crumbled cooked bacon or extra chunks of lobster.
  2. Serve with crackers or hot buttered biscuits.

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