Chowder sounds better than soup. It really, really does. It evokes a sense of warmness that can’t be summoned by the word ‘soup’. So when the temp. dips to levels not seen in several decades, I naturally feel the need for something even more comforting than normal. Something creamy and flavorful and cheesy. With a kick to make me forget the chill. This chowder isn’t overly thick, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s perfect.
Don’t leave off the cilantro/avocado garnish. It makes the dish!