Winter recipe: Sweet corn soup

Winter recipe: Sweet corn soup
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Winter recipe: Sweet corn soup

Winter recipe: Sweet corn soup

Ingredients
1 medium sized corn cob
½ tsp freshly ground or crushed black pepper
1 tsp chopped celery, skip if you don't have celery
1 tbsp chopped spring onions/scallions or shallots
1 tbsp oil (olive or sunflower) or butter
2 cups water or 1 cup warm milk + 1 cup water or 2 cups veg stock
½ tbsp corn starch/corn flour dissolved in 2 tbsp water
salt as required
How to prepare
  • Boil the corn cobs. scrape the corn kernels from the cob. reserve some of the corn kernels aside, about 2 tbsp.
  • Blend the remaining corn kernels with some water to a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil or butter in a pan. saute the spring onions if using them till they become transparent.
  • Add the chopped celery and saute for a minute. add the corn paste and stir. add water or milk+water or veg stock. stir and allow the soup to come to a boil.
  • Now add the black pepper & salt & the remaining corn kernels. stir & simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the corn flour paste. stir and simmer for 2-3 minutes more till the soup thickens and the corn flour gets cooked.
  • Check the seasoning and serve hot sweet corn soup.
  • Garnish sweet corn soup with some chopped celery or spring onions greens.
  • The sweet corn soup goes very well with some garlic or toasted bread.
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