De Ma Cuisine



March 2012



Ham Chowder

Written by , Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Leftovers, Main Dishes, Meat, Pork, Potatoes, Soups, Vegetables

Ham Chowder
Recipe Type: Soup, Main
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 90 mins
Total time: 1 hour 45 mins
Serves: 6
  • 4 T olive oil, divided
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 C cauliflower, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 rutabaga, chopped
  • 2 C greens, rough chop (I used kale, spinach, and collard greens)
  • 1 T fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 T chives, chopped
  • 1 1/2 C corn (frozen is fine)
  • 1 C cooked pork, chopped (I used leftovers)
  • 1 C cheese, grated (I used cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan)
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 1 T sweet paprika
  • 1 T chili powder
  • pinch all spice
  • smoked sea salt
  • pepper
  • 2 T flour
  • 1/4 C apple cider vinegar, or white wine, plus 1 t
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • drizzle honey
  • 4 1/2 C veggie stock
  • 3 C milk
  • 2-4 C water (or more if it’s too thick)
  1. Chop veggies, greens, and herbs.
  2. Heat soup pot (use a large one!), add oil; heat, then add veggies (all but greens and herbs). Add seasonings. Cook over med heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add vinegar/wine. Stir. Cook 5 minutes more.
  4. In a separate pan, heat remaining 2 T oil. Whisk in flour and cook 30 seconds. Slowly whisk in 1 C stock. Add mustard and let thicken. Add to veggies, along with stock, milk, pork, honey, and corn (you can add water at this point too, if there’s room in the pot – be careful, it will bubble and splash, so not too close to the top!). Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook 1 hour.
  5. Add water (optional). Blend a little with immersion blender (optional). Cook an additional 30 minutes, or less if you’re ready to eat sooner.
  6. minutes before serving, add greens and herbs.
  7. minutes before serving, turn off heat and add cheese and 1 t vinegar.

Would be great with ham, clams, chicken, salmon, even without meat.
Would be yummy topped with bacon, chives, croutons.
Would be excellent served in a bread bowl, or with corn muffins.

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