Thursday, November 29, 2012

Low Fat Turkey Corn Chowder

I don't know about you but we had a lot of turkey left over from last week that we needed to do something with before it went bad. I really like soup this time of year--even though it's not very cold here in Texas... :( but hey, I can dream! So I really like the corn chowder at this local restaurant here in College Station, called Cafe Eccel. Only problem is, there are many many calories in the full deliciousness of Cafe Eccel's version of corn chowder. So I decided to try to make it lower in fat & add turkey! And let me tell you, it turned out DELICIOUS! Here we go:

1 tablespoon butter
1/4 of a large sweet onion (finely chopped)
2 garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped)
1 tablespoon chives (finely chopped)
7 oz. turkey breast (shredded)
1/3 tablespoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups of fat free, low sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 cans of corn (9oz. each)
1 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk

First, put butter in large saucepan/pot over low heat, add chopped onion, garlic, and chives to skillet. Let saute until onions are translucent (about 3 minutes over low to medium heat), make sure they don't brown, then they'll turn crispy and chewy and the garlic will taste bitter. So that is definitely a no no.
(onions, chives, and garlic with butter)

Okay next step stir in 1 can of corn to onion and garlic mixture, add broth (KEEP STIRRING), then add kosher salt and pepper, keep stirring! Then add the turkey! Stir one more time and then bring to boil, make sure you stir/scrape the bottom because flour likes to get stuck on the bottom of the pot. Let boil for about 7 minutes. White this is boiling get our your food processor. Take milk and remaining corn and sugar and dump it into the food processor. Puree it until smooth, and then dump mixture into pot and stir stir stir! Let sit and boil for about 15 minutes, continue to stir and scrape every now and then. I served my chowder with chopped chives to top it off! 

Sorry the pictures are so terrible on all of my posts. Hopefully I am getting a camera with a great lens for Christmas! Until next time, Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

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