Responsible Choice Scalloped Corn Chowder

Serves 4

All you need:Scalloped Corn Chowder

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, white part only, reserve tops for garnish
  • 6 tbsp Hy-Vee unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup diced roasted red peppers, divided
  • 1 tbsp Hy-Vee extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 16 Responsible Choice sea scallops

All you do:

  1. In a skillet, sauté green onions in 2 tablespoons butter until softened but not browned, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add corn to the skillet and sauté for about 3 minutes or until hot. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Transfer to a food processor and process with heavy cream and 3 tablespoons butter. Add 1/2 cup roasted red peppers and process until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper. Pour into a saucepan and heat through.
  4. In the same skillet, melt the remaining tablespoon butter with olive oil.
  5. Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel and season both sides with Old Bay seasoning.
  6. Over medium-high heat, sear the scallops for about 2 minutes per side. Ladle chowder into 4 shallow bowls and arrange 4 scallops on top of each bowl. Garnish with reserved green onion tops and remaining 1/4 cup roasted red peppers.

Author: Jessica Dolson

My name is Jessica Dolson, but you can call me Jess. I am a July 2012 graduate from IWCC Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management program. Since I can remember, I have had a passion for food. Growing up cooking and eating what we grew or raised made me realize how important it is for me to share that passion with others. My major focus being a chef is education, through holding classes, tasting events, wine dinners and live cooking demonstrations. It is very important to me to teach children and adults what they are eating and where their food comes from. I have learned to show people the nutritional differences between foods and show them a variety of ways to cook simple dishes, which results in families coming together and enjoying food with each other.