Fresh Corn and Lobster Chowder

  • Yield: servings


4ounces country ham or bacon
1/2 onion chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1tablespoon butter (depending on the drippings from the ham or bacon)
1 heaping tablespoon flour
3 ears fresh corn
4 cooked lobster tails, or 1 pound shrimp
3cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1pinch thyme
Salt and pepper
Chopped fresh parsley
Chopped fresh basil
Handful of chopped greens (such as mustard or collard) or spinach


  1. Place ham or bacon in a Dutch Oven or large saucepan. Saute 10 minutes or until ham or bacon is crisp. Remove ham, add onion and potato to drippings in pan and saute 10 minutes. Add butter, melt. Add flour, cook 5 minutes.
  2. Place corn cobs and lobster shells and thyme in a large skillet. Add milk; bring to a boil and simmer on medium low about 15 minutes. Strain milk into potato onion mixture. Add corn. Simmer 20 minutes until fragrant and creamy. Add reserved ham, lobster meat, parsley, basil and greens. Season with salt and pepper.