Saturday, February 02, 2013
I had most of a big bag of corn getting old in my freezer so I decided to make Southwestern corn chowder. I put the corn in my biggest saucepot and added a chopped onion, poblano, cumin, salt, pepper, and ONE canned chipotle. I thought in a big pot of soup the chipotle would provide a nice background heat without being overpowering. Boy, was I wrong! I'm a heatphobe and should know better (although I AM trying to expand my horizons). But even the steam cooking off of it made me cough. I ended up having to dump the whole thing, which is depressing. Right now I feel like a candidate for Worst Cooks In America!
I'm getting my groceries on Friday and I'm going to try again, although I won't use the chipotle this time. I will use the poblano, which is not too hot for me, and maybe some smoked paprika to give it the smoky taste?
Gee, do you suppose this happens to Bobby (or any of my other Food Network "friends")?