Corn Soup

Gonzalo started to bring corn already shucked and ready to eat. Five large ears for $1 a bargain especially as I do not have to clean it. So I decided to make us a nice hardy soup.

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Corn and Potato Soup

  • 5 medium to large ears of corn cut from the cob
  • 1 large red onion coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped fine
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Sauté onions, garlic and celery for a few minutes to get soft in the olive oil. Add corn and sauté for a few minutes more.

  • 1 bullion cube vegetable or chicken
  • 2 cups of water
  • You can use homemade chicken or veggie broth in place of the above two ingredients
  • 6 allspice berries crushed to a powder

Add water and bullion cube or homemade broth along with the allspice powder. Simmer for 15 minutes and test corn for tenderness.

  • 3 small potatoes cut into small cubes, no need to peel

Add cut up potatoes and bring back to a simmer for an extra 10 minutes, test potatoes.

  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • Pepper to taste

Add milk or cream and pepper.  Gently simmer for another 10 minutes. Taste for salt and add if needed.

  • 1 spring onion sliced thinly as garnish

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Filling and yummy.

 

6 thoughts on “Corn Soup

    • Hi Maryanne, Joe and I were just discussing cornbread with jalapeno’s yesterday as I saw a recipe in the NY Times…It would be wonderful, I have not made cornbread in ages, loved to make it in a cast iron pan on top of the stove…really yummy, thanks for the suggestions, now I need some cornmeal…Nancy

    • HI Lisa, I bought more corn yesterday, this was made last week but I just got around to posting it. Yesterday I made broccoli soup and it was also excellent. We have changed how we eat greatly. Our main meal is lunch with a soup or salad for dinner. This works better for both Joe and I. I do love the corn soup because it has the potatoes and even a small bowl feels like you have really eaten. Nancy

      • Soups can be so comforting, and they greatly impact the size of our appetite. I love the Ecuadorain custom of soup first, and when an Ecuadorian is visiting during the lunch hour, I feel guilty for not having a ‘soup on hand…’

        Broccoli soup… tell Joe to move over and make one more space for lunch!

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