Lobstah Chowdah

When shopping for a husband, I recommend looking for one that cooks.  Mine does and it comes in handy.

One of his signature dishes is Lobster and Corn Chowder from Jasper White’s Lobster at Home.  It’s really, really, really good. 

But, then, how could it not be?

Lobster.  Yum.  Bacon.  Yum, yum.  Cream, potatoes, corn.  Yum, yum and yum.

This dish is not for the faint of heart, though.  First, it involves cooking live lobsters.  I know it makes me a complete hypcrite, but that falls into the category of Things I Will Not Do.  Again, those husbands can come in handy.

Okay, so once you get past that part, you gotta strip the lobster carcass, not an easy job, and then make the lobster stock.  After that, the whole thing gets a lot easier.  On the good news side, it can be made ahead.  This actually makes it an ideal dinner party dish, particularly if you feel like lavishing your very best friends.  Plus, it’s so over-the-top that you can serve it will a simple salad and a hunk of bread and you are done.

For all the work (most of it done, admittedly, by aforementioned hubby), it is completely worth it.  It’s a homage to our New Englad roots and a taste of summer all in one glorious bowl.