Looks delicious John! I made a similar chowder last night, wish I had seen your post before that. One thing that I did... I was thinking that grilled corn would be good in it, but it's not exactly corn season here in Ohio. So, I tossed the thawed corn in a nearly dry wok (just a thin film of bacon grease) over high heat, just until some of the kernels were a bit browned, like a corn cut from a grilled ear might look. I think it added to it nicely.
Thanks for the recipe! I'll be trying it soon.
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