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Thursday, April 15, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge and Feline Friday!

I am cat sitting for our friends while they are having a much needed vacation with their kids. So, I spend about an hour a day playing and petting this lovely cat! Soon they will be home and this sweetheart will be soooo happy!  
Now slurp, onto the soup!  

N is for New England Lobster and Corn Chowder! 

New England Lobster and Corn Chowder

Makes 8 Servings


2 10-ounce frozen uncooked lobster tails, thawed, or 1 pound freshly cooked lobster meat, cut into bite-size pieces

8 cups frozen yellow corn kernels (about 2 1/4 pounds), thawed

3 cups low-salt chicken broth

8 bacon slices, chopped

2 cups chopped onions

3/4 cup peeled finely diced carrots

2/3 cup finely diced celery

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 cups bottled clam juice

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

6 tablespoons sour cream

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter

3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


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.

One of my all time favorites! Enjoy!


  1. I hope to someday visit New England for a nice visit. My uncle was in the Navy stationed in Maine. We visited him once. Very lovely
    Hugs and that is a very pretty kitty

  2. Enjoy your time with that kitty.
    I usually eat the other kind of clam chowder but that sounds good.

  3. That sweet kitty probably enjoys the company. That soup sounds great, filled with yum!

  4. Oh my this is my kind of soup. Okay chowder. Yummy. Hubby and I just made a post of cheeseburger chowder to take to the boat tomorrow. A no cooking weekend.

    Aw on that beautiful cat. I know it's going to be so happy when the peeps get home.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug to you both and lots of scritches to this kitty and Miss Lucy. ♥

  5. There's nothing like a chowder, except for maybe a gumbo. Anyway, it's all good. Happy catsitting!

  6. I love lobster and only really have it when we are cruising. The last time was October 2019 with three cruises cancelled in 2020. We were due to cruise in October this year to Canada and New England and I was so looking forward to the lobster in Maine, but that cruise has also been cancelled due to the CDC No Sail Order. Better to be safe though.
    That kitty will be so happy to see his people again.

  7. What a nice cat and likes a pose too heheh!

    Now that sounds delicious I can almost smell it heheh!

    Have a slurptastic weekend 👍

  8. Kathe,

    I can't wait to go to New England. I really like their chowder. I'm not a huge seafood fan but when we vacation we love the regional foods such as New England. It's fun to experience the foods of other places as long as it's not weird stuff. :)


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