Spicy Corn Chowder with Mascarpone
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 jalapeno, seeds discarded and chopped
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 2 (12-ounce) cans whole kernel corn
- 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 1 container mascarpone cheese, divided
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a soup pot over medium heat, add the butter, jalapeno and shallot. Cook until the shallot is translucent. Stir in the corn and the stock. Increase the heat to medium-high and allow the soup to simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the soup from heat and carefully transfer 1/2 of the mixture into a blender or food processor. Blend on the medium setting for about 1 minute. Add the blended mixture back into the pot. Stir the soup and return the pot to the stove over medium heat. Stir in the half-and-half and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in 1/2 of the mascarpone and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. To serve, ladle the soup into serving bowls and garnish each bowl with a small dollop of mascarpone. The mascarpone will dissolve, creating a delicious creamy consistency.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy of Jesse Brune, 2010