Lepp Farm Market to give away $25 gift certificate

This month’s recipe is Summer Corn Chowder

  • Jul. 12, 2019 9:52 a.m.

Lepp Farm Market in Abbotsford is holding a contest to win a $25 gift certificate.

To enter, find the related post on the Abbotsford News Facebook page and then comment with one ingredient and #BetterWhenShared.

Only one entry is permitted per person, but you can double your entry by sharing the contest with friends.

The contest ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 26.

The recipe below is featured on Lepp Farm Market’s website and is a featured page in the Abbotsford News’ My City publication from July 12.

SUMMER CORN CHOWDER

INGREDIENTS

6 ears Lepp’s corn

6 strips of Lepp’s Double Smoked Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 onion, diced

1 medium poblano pepper, finely chopped (You can roast the poblano on the grill ahead of time to give the chowder a wonderful smoky kick.)

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

2 celery ribs, finely chopped

3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped

1 pound new potatoes, or 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, washed and cubed into a fairly small dice (peel the large potatoes if you wish)

1 tsp. salt

1 bay leaf

freshly ground black pepper

chopped parsley, for garnish

3 cups whole milk or any combination of whole milk, whipping cream and cream you’ve got in your fridge to make 3 cups. (Try using all Farm House whole milk for this chowder as it’s creamy enough to taste wonderfully rich. If not using a whole-fat milk, try not to bring the soup to a boil as the milk will separate, giving it a curdled appearance. It’s still fine to eat, it just doesn’t look as appetizing.)

METHOD

1. Working over a bowl, cut the corn kernels from the cobs. Then, using the back of the knife, scrape the cobs over the bowl to release all the “milk”; set aside.

2. In a large saucepan, fry the bacon over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Crumble and reserve.

3. Add enough olive oil to the bacon fat, if necessary, to make about 3 tablespoons. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat until golden, 4 to 5 minutes.

3. Add the poblano pepper, jalapeño and celery and cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, potatoes, salt, bay leaf and the reserved corn kernels and their “milk” and stir well. Cook over moderate heat until mixture begins to sizzle.

4. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Stir in the cream and milk and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and season with black pepper to taste. Ladle the chowder into bowls and garnish with the crumbled bacon and parsley.

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