Roasted Corn Chowder with Lobster Fritters & Styrian Pumpkinseed Oil


This is a beautiful and hearty chowder. Enjoy it during any holiday meal or make it for New Years Day and savor by a crackling fire with those you cherish most.




Lobster-Corn Fritters



  1. Cook lobster in boiling salted water for 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly underdone.
  2. Remove from water and let cool slightly.
  3. Remove lobster meat from the shells, reserving the meat and the shells.
  4. Coarsely chop lobster meat and set some aside for lobster fritters.


  1. Remove husks from the corn and cut kernels off the cobs.
  2. Reserve the corn and cobs.


  1. In a medium stockpot heat olive oil over medium high heat, add onions, leeks and carrots and sauté until caramelized, about 8 minutes.
  2. Place lobster shells, corn cobs, bay leaves, thyme sprigs, and peppercorns into the stockpot and caramelize for another 8 minutes.
  3. Add enough water to just cover.
  4. Simmer for 45 minutes then strain through a fine mesh sieve, discarding the solids.
  5. Place broth in a large saucepan and simmer over medium heat for 45 minutes, or until reduced to 1 ½ quarts.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. In a small saucepan, heat butter and roast corn kernels over medium high heat until caramelized.
  8. Set ½ cup aside for lobster corn fritters.
  9. Add the potatoes and onions and sauté for 5-10 more minutes. Add heavy cream.
  10. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until cream is reduced to about 1 cup. Remove from heat and puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Drain any fat from the pan, add lobster corn stock, and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until thick.

Lobster-Corn Fritters

  1. Sift dry ingredients together.
  2. Combine beaten egg and milk; stir in lobster, tarragon and roasted corn.
  3. Add to dry ingredients and mix until well blended and season to taste.
  4. Heat peanut oil in a medium sauté pan.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls into hot peanut oil (370° F) and fry until golden brown, about 4 to 6 minutes.

To Serve

  1. Ladle soup into bowls, arrange the lobster fritter on top of soup and drizzle with pumpkinseed oil, garnish with fresh chervil sprig or fresh lime basil leaves.
  2. Choose a beautiful place setting!


Created By | Chef Michael Rueggeberg for SW