Clam Chowder with Broccoli Stems & Corn
Thoroughly pat corn dry with paper towels. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the corn and cook, undisturbed, until starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer the corn to a small bowl and set aside.Advertisement
Add bacon and oil to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crisp, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to the bowl with the corn.
Add broccoli stems and onion to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4 minutes. Add potatoes and garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Sprinkle the vegetables with flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in bottled clam juice, broth and the reserved juice from the clams. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
Stir in clams, half-and-half, pepper and the reserved corn and bacon. Cook for 2 minutes.
1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean protein, 1 1/2 fat