Thursday, 2 January 2014
Mexican Style Sweetcorn Chowder
OK! - so it's as Mexican as I am. . . but I love Mexican food, and this to me has a bit of a Mexican vibe to it!
I first came across a Sweetcorn Chowder recipe via Nigella Lawson a couple of years ago, but I have slowly adapted it and changed some of the ingredients to suit my own tastes. I am pretty sure I have said this before but I am a bit of a garlic-aholic so I tend to put a tad too much garlic in everything! That's easily resolved though! I originally didn't add garlic in to the recipe as well, I simply used garlic oil. If you aren't as big a fan of repelling your other half with your breath as I am, just omit the garlic!
As you can see. . . It's still Christmas here! - 5 days until the Orthodox Christmas!!
It has been said that the colour of this chowder is not the most appetising, however I quite like it, probably because I know what it tastes like!
If you take a look in the notes section below the recipe, I mention using Cous-cous instead of Chia seed, which I have made in the past, however we all know the amazing powers of Chia seed!
I do struggle to find Chia seed near me, but it is easily bought on-line, or in some health food shops, which is ironically where I found it. The only problem-o was that I had to bulk buy as they didn't sell it in small quantities, so now I am on a mission to see how many things I can incorporate Chia into! I think it would go really nicely in some form of vegan cookies. . . I'll have to look into that one!