Soup Swapping


It's definitely soup weather around here, so I'm excited to participate in Jessica's soup swap again.

This is one of our favorite tummy-warming soups from the Martha Stewart website. I don't have a pic, so check out the website for visuals. And I can attest to the fact that this soup really is as pretty as pictured, even without the matching edamame-colored napkins (she's so perfect!)

Edamame Corn Chowder
(I stay pretty true to the recipe except for a couple of small tweaks, italicized here)

:: 3 slices bacon (4 ounces), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips (I use pepper bacon from the meat counter for extra bacon yum factor)
:: 1 medium onion, chopped
:: 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth (I use homemade stock if I have it or better than bouillon)
:: 1 red potato (6 ounces), scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
:: 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning (I make a bouquet garni with whatever herbs I have laying around + a few peppercorns)
:: 2 cups frozen shelled edamame
:: 1 can (15 ounces) creamed corn
:: 1/2 cup half-and-half
:: Coarse salt and ground pepper

1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from pan.

2. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add broth, potato, and Italian seasoning. Simmer until potato is just tender, about 8 minutes.

3. Stir in edamame, creamed corn, and half-and-half; season with salt and pepper. Simmer until edamame are tender, about 8 minutes. Serve chowder sprinkled with crumbled bacon.

Join in and/or visit some other soup sharing blogs here, and have a happy, warm-tummied day!


Philigry said...

oh, i love chowder! yummy. thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

I keep looking at edamame in the frozen section wanting to try it but not knowing what to do or where to start. This recipe is going in the rotation and I'm going to try it! I can't wait to report back on how yummy it is-Thanks for the recipe and joining in on the swap!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

this sounds yummy! I have been loving soups lately too - I will give it a try :)

Simply Stork said...

this soup looks yummy...I think I might give it a go :o)

thanks for the recipe


Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I just tagged you - I need some soup . . . I'm almost out :)

thinkingmama said...

That soup looks delicious! Though I'd have to leave out the bacon- one of the only things I miss since becoming a vegetarian.