As a person who has major texture and mess issues with the on-the-cob variety of Mexican street corn, I’m now two for two on other successful iterations of the general concept. This summer I fell head over heels for the street corn salad and have been making it repeatedly. Now, just as the weather tells me it’s time for soup, this street corn-inspired chowder comes into my life and it.is.so.good.
I’m convinced recipes are instantly better when you make them with friends, and the first time I had this was when I made it with Josie. When I say “I made it with”, I mean I sat in the kitchen with her like a lazy lump while she cooked for me because she loves me. Now whenever I make it, I think of her and look forward to our next cooking endeavor, in which I actually help.
This chowder is pretty good on its own, but the cotija lime topping is next level. The interplay of the hot soup with the cool cream, and the variety of flavors and texture and colors is irresistible, and makes this dish perfect meatless comfort food. I hope it makes its way onto your table in the coming cooler months!