2 ears of corn, kernels removed
8 jumbo shrimps, skin and tail removed
1 leek, finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
1 medium potato, cut in cubes
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon fennel powder
1-1/4 teaspoon korean chili powder
1. In a deep pan,
melt butter along with 1 tablespoon oil in medium heat. Add
garlic along with chopped leek. Add a pinch of salt and give
it a stir. Allow it cook at medium heat for about 3 minutes
or until the chopped leek is softened.
2. In the same pan, add corn, potatoes and half of the
chopped green onion. Season with salt, add all the spices
(cumin, fennel and 1 teaspoon Korean chili powder), give it
a stir and allow it to cook for about a minute. Now, add
water and milk, bring the heat to medium low and allow the
potatoes to soften.
3. In the meantime, rub some oil, salt and 1/4 teaspoon of
Korean chili powder to the jumbo shrimp and pan fry it for
about 3 minutes on each side or until the shrimp curls up.
Keep it aside to be used later.
4. Check the pan and if the potatoes are softened enough,
ladle half of the soup in a blender and blend it to smooth
consistency. Return it to the saucepan and give it a stir.
(This would thicken the chowder. Alternatively, you can
blend the whole soup to creamy). Check for salt and add any,
5. Ladle soup in serving bowl, top it with the pan-fried
shrimp and garnish with the remaining green onions.