Corn and Lobster Chowder

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • If using thawed frozen lobster tails, cook in pot of boiling water until almost cooked through, about 6 minutes. Drain. Cool. Using kitchen shears, cut lobster shells open. Remove lobster meat; cut into bite-size pieces. Discard shells.
  • Purée 4 cups corn with 1 1/4 cups broth in processor until almost smooth.
  • Sauté bacon in large pot over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels. Pour off and discard all but 3 tablespoons drippings from pot.
  • Add onions to pot; sauté until light golden, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 4 cups corn; sauté 3 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and cayenne; sauté until vegetables soften slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Add clam juice and 1 3/4 cups broth; simmer 10 minutes. Stir in corn puré and whipping cream; simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • (Lobster, bacon, and soup can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill lobster and bacon separately.
  • Cool soup slightly; chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled.
  • Bring bacon to room temperature and bring soup to simmer before continuing.) Remove soup from heat; stir in sour cream.
  • Melt butter in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add lobster meat and sauté just until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with lobster pieces, bacon, and chives and serve.
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