Soups and Chowders

Lobster, Red Potato, and Corn Chowder

Hello, and welcome to my kitchen! With this being my very first blog post, I wanted to share something that has taken several years, lots of tweaking and tasting, failed attempts, and finally….the ultimate success: my Lobster, Red Potato, and Corn Chowder.

Here in Utah, winter is unforgiving. Don’t get me wrong — we love it here! But for someone who is cold all the time (ahem….me) soup is the perfect warm hug after the cold just slaps you in the face. So a few nights ago, after enduring a bitter 9 degree day, I decided that soup was the only practical dinner for my family and I. I hope you enjoy this delicious soup as much as my family did!


Lobster, Red Potato, and Corn Chowder

The perfect combination of chunky and smooth; the tastiest way to enjoy lobster on a cold, winter’s day. 

  • Author: Leora Ellingson


3 T Olive Oil

2 T Butter

1 leek, dark green parts discarded, sliced

2 onions, diced

5 stalks of celery, with leaves, chopped

2 t salt

1 t pepper

2 t Old Bay seasoning

2 t Red Pepper Flakes

3 t Tarragon

1 cup white wine

½ cup cream sherry

1 bottle clam juice

4 cups chicken stock

45 red potatoes, chopped

2 cups heavy cream

2 T flour

4 cups frozen corn, defrosted (or you can use fresh corn, if it’s in season)

11 ½ lbs langostino lobster tails, defrosted

½ cup of chopped fresh chives


Heat olive oil and butter in a stockpot over medium heat.  Add the leek, onions, celery, salt, and pepper; and saute until the vegetables are soft and translucent.  Add Old Bay, Red Pepper flakes, and Tarragon, and gently combine, just until really fragrant.  Add the white wine and sherry; deglazing the pan and bring to a simmer.  Add the clam juice and chicken stock and bring to a boil.  Add the potatoes; reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes; until the potatoes are tender. 


Whisk the flour into the heavy cream and set aside.  Pour the cream into the soup, whisking to combine; add the corn and the lobster and stir gently.  Simmer for 5-10 minutes to thicken. Taste and adjust seasonings.


Serve with fresh chives on top and crusty bread on the side.

Keywords: Soup, Chowder, Dinner, Lobster, Potato, Corn

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