Soooooooo very, very good!!! I used our favourite turkey sausage (removed the casing & diced) & fat free evaporated milk so this was a very hearty yet healthy chowder. This was nice & thick and perfectly seasoned.
Hey Julesong, I made this for lunch today, and my husband and I really enjoyed this soup. I used ground pork sausage that our family makes, which already has sage, garlic, onion, salt, and black pepper in it, so I only added 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the soup, and about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of diced onion, but I still added the 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. After I cooked the sausage and onion together, (and drained it) I set it aside while simmering the potatoes in the water along with the spices for just 15 mins. Next time I make this, I'm thinking of adding 1-2 gloves of garlic, (minced) and perhaps some shredded sharp cheddar cheese, to make this chowder a bit more flavorable, and to thicken it up a bit. Since we always have seasoned ground pork sausage in our freezer all year round, and the other ingredients always on hand in my pantry, I plan on making this soup often. One thing I forgot to mentione here tho, instead of adding 2 cups of corn kernels, I used 1-(15.25 oz.) can of whole kernel corn (drained). Thank you Jules for this delicious chowder recipe. It's quite delish!
Hearty chowder. I added some celery and mashed up some of the potatoes to thicken this soup. The amount of the salt needs to be less, but all in all the chowder made a nice lunch. Prepared as a participant in the Spice of the Month (Parsley) in the Gardening Forum, March 2009.