This corn chowder recipe is a delicious way to showcase sweet end-of-summer fresh corn. It’s also a perfect not-too-heavy soup to enjoy as the evenings start to cool off. Trim away the corn kernels with a sharp knife, propping the cob on end in a large shallow bowl to catch the kernels. Simmering a whole, pierced chile in the broth infuses the chowder with subtle heat that doesn’t overpower the sweet corn. This recipe serves 6 as an appetizer or 4 as an entree. It’s ideal for summer entertaining: Make the chowder up to 3 days ahead and chill, and then warm it over gentle heat while your saute the shrimp.