We’ve been pretty lucky here in BC to have beautiful spring-like weather lately. We took our boat out on the water this weekend, and I felt a little bad posting photos of our outing while the rest of Canada is immersed in snow.
..But only a little bad. The sun cheered me up.
I’m hoping this soup will make up for my insensitivity to my eastern friends. On a cold day, there’s nothing like a big bowl of hearty soup to warm your soul, and this corn chowder is particularly soul-warming.
I made this on one cold day, and my family loved it. I wrote down my recipe, thinking it would be a perfect soup to make for Ayla’s birthday party. We had family and friends over for lunch, so I wanted a nice soup that I could keep warm in the crockpot and people could help themselves.
So that’s what I made last weekend for Ayla’s party. It was really tasty and everyone enjoyed it, except for my poor mom. She has a gluten sensitivity, and I had thickened the soup with flour without thinking. D’oh!
Not the brightest move. It was a good soup though – if you’re okay with gluten. Of not, you can use something else to thicken it, like arrowroot, corn starch, or potato flakes.
This is even more yummy when you garnish it with avocado and crushed tortilla chips. I love the smoky flavor from the corn when it’s fried in a hot skillet with smoked paprika. The garlic sausage also adds to the smokiness. This is soup you can enjoy all year long, whether it’s cold out and you need to warm up, or it’s too hot out to use your oven.
Just a note – this makes a lot of soup! It’s great for a party, but if you just want to make it for your family, you can freeze some of it to enjoy later, or cut the recipe in half.