*  Exported from  MasterCook  Buster  *
 
                       Tomato And Corn Chowder (Weir)
 
 Recipe By     : You Say Tomato (1998) Joanne Weir*
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:05
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4  pound         baking potatoes -- peeled
                         and cut into half-inch dice
    1      tablespoon    unsalted butter
    1      medium        yellow onion -- minced
    6      medium        ears corn -- shucked
    3      cups          nonfat low-salt chicken broth
      1/2  cup           heavy cream -- optional
                         salt and pepper
    4                    medium-size ripe tomatoes -- peeled and seeded
                         chopped and drained
    1      tablespoon    finely chopped fresh chives
 
 Bring a large sauce pan three-quarters full of salted water to a boil. Add
 the potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and reserve.
 
 Melt butzer in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook,
 stirring occasionally, until soft, about 7 minutes.
 
 Cut kernels from corn cobs, then scrape cobs to release liquid; set aside
 juice and 1 cup kernels. Add remaining corn chicken broth, and 4 cups water
 to soup pot, bring to a boil, and simmer until liquid is reduced by
 one-quarter, 15 minutes.
 
 In a blender puree mixture in batches on high speed until smooth, 2 to 3
 minutes per batch. Strain through a fine sieve into a clean soup pan.
 
 Add reserved corn, potatoes, and cream if desired. Season to taste with sak
 and pepper. Warm over medium-high heat just until hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Add
 tomatoes and cook 1 minute. Garnish with chives. Serve immediately. Serves 6.
 
 [Per serving (without options): Calories 192 (12% from fat), Fat 3 g (1 g
 saturated), Protein 8 g, Carbohydrate 37 g, Fiber 4 g, Cholesterol 5 mg,
 Iron 2 mg, Sodium 100 mg, Calcium 26 mg]
 
 *Recipes adapted from You Say Tomato, 1998 by Joanne Weir (Bantam Doubleday
 Dell). Reprinted September, 1998 Health (Magazine from Time, Inc.) Mcrecipe
 by Kitpath@earthlink.com 1998
 
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