Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Another Corn Recipe: Soup

I've become a corn snob.  There, it's good to get that off my chest.  I think I've always had a bit of my Aunt Ruth (the one who says "start the water boiling before picking the corn") in me.  Now I'm sure.  While I don't follow her advice quite to the "T", I do start planning the menu when my friend calls and asks if I'd like some just picked corn for dinner.

Our next-door neighbor came to the door the other day and handed me a bag of corn that he'd purchased downstate the day before.  I became a little corn-stressed when I realized that we had other dinner plans that day and the next and....well, it wouldn't get to table for three days after it was picked!

I then did what any corn-stressed person would do.  I shucked an ear to taste it.  Sweet and fresh tasting, I knew it couldn't last so decided to turn it into soup on the spot.  Why not?  Our weather has turned much cooler.  If the temperature climbed, I'd just turn down the ac during lunch.  Or, I could simply freeze the soup for a later meal.

Not even looking up a recipe, I started cutting the corn from the cobs (8 in all which made almost four cups of corn kernels).  While the corn waited, I cut a smallish onion into quarters and then thinly sliced each quarter.  Into the pot went about a tablespoon of butter.  I sauteed the onions for about two minutes over medium heat before adding the corn to saute for about three minutes.  I wasn't sure how much to embellish the pot so started with salt, pepper and adding a cup of half and half  and a cup of water.  I brought to more than a boil--I wasn't paying attention and caught the boiling-over action just in time.  No harm done!  I tasted the soup and found the corn to still have the slightest crunch and a sweet taste that needed no further embellishment.  I used the immersion blender for a quick little blend to give a bit of "body" to the soup.

We ended up with four servings of one of the best corn soups!  The Baker suggested I write down the recipe.  He knows my poor memory for such things!

I hope you will try it and enjoy....



15 comments:

  1. drooling now. i love corn on the cob but hubby can't eat it so rarely have it, he can eat this and we would both love it and it can't get much easier than this. now if i can only remember this until cooler weather, say Dec or Jan here.

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  2. no need to be ashamed of the love of corn... I love its creamy goodness too... divine soup!

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  3. Sounds like the perfect soup - fresh ingredients, butter and cream.

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  4. I'm with you. The fresher the better, otherwise it gets too sweet for me.
    Sam

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  5. Sometimes simple is best! Sounds like a great lunch:@)

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  6. yes when I just cook, and it turns out well, we may not ever have it again just like that as I forget to write down what I did! Corn soup or chowder is one of my favorites, any time of year, but we do always make it on "snow days." I've noted the slightest change in the weather here with a nod toward fall I think!

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  7. That's one soup I've never made! Do you get Twin Garden Farms corn at any of your local farmers markets? It's so amazing - hands down the best corn I've gotten in Chicagoland.

    http://www.twingardenfarms.com/

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  8. i'm a super corn snob too and want to make this soup, but sadly, i can't seem to find the recipe on your post! what am i doing wrong here? would love the recipe to try!

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  9. Sounds like a great cool weather meal.

    M :)

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  10. This sounds special. I love fresh corn and its unique flavor adds so much to a corn soup or chowder. I also love to use the cobs whenever possible. They really enhance the flavor of a stock and since I have no pigs to feed, I figure why not :-). I also loved that salad you featured below. You've had a busy kitchen this summer. I hope all is well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Bonnie, this sounds really good! There is nothing like fresh corn and I believe I could eat it every day in the summer! Isn't it a wonderful thing when something turns out so well that we want to make it again? I'm glad you wrote it down!

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  12. Oh my goodness, I am hungry now for some corn soup! You don't have to do much seasoning for fresh corn. It stands on its own.

    Charlotte

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  13. Delicious! I love corn soup! Have a great week!

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