Tuesday, August 25, 2009

sweet corn soup

hmmmm. i am currently waiting for a couple of packages to be delivered. one of the packages includes my new business cards which include my new title. a new title that seems rather silly and only really makes sense if you work for my company. i wonder what my accountant is going to say. the last time i told him what i did for a living he just looked at me like i was from mars or something. because i am waiting for packages to arrive, it means i cannot leave my place. i'd really like to take a walk since it is so nice outside....but alas, no. i suppose my break will consist of blogging about the sweet corn soup i made last week and i have been having the leftovers for the past few days or so.

i had been wanting to make this soup for a while....well, ever since i read about it on CK's blog. for the recipe and useful details like that, you can find it here. i didn't follow the recipe exactly but used it as a guide.

i'm going to do my usual show you pics about what i made but not provide any detailed recipes....because, well, in general that is how i cook. so i started with some corn and an onion (i actually only used half since the onion was so huge),

cut the corn off the cobs


sauteed the onion for a while in quite a substantial amount of butter. once the onions were translucent, i added the corn, stirred it around a bit, added the cobs and some water....



simmered it for a while....


reserved some of the cooked corn....

used an immersion blender (i think this is one of my favorite kitchen appliances) to blend the rest into a soup.....




then added the corn kernels....



pretty easy huh?

then i added some roasted cherry tomatoes i had on hand.....

as well as some mcevoy extra virgin olive oil.


this was supremely yummy. i ended up having this combination a couple of times....


it is also supremely tasty with creme fraiche as CK mentions as a complement in her posting. i think this is a pretty versatile soup as it could withstand various "add ins" to make completely different soups and flavors.

today i had the last bit of leftover soup for lunch and wanted to share with you one of the variations i like....but i warn you...this isn't for everyone. the last variation i did today consisted of adding some cayenne pepper before i nuked it in the microwave....


then after i reheated it....


i added some creme frachie ....

and some mcevoy extra virgin olive oil...

i debated whether or not to share this variation with you. it is a bit unusual. yet, i do like spicy soups on occasion [massive understatement] and i found it to be a comforting combo. i have a feeling that the regular sweet corn soup is going into my rotation. also, i think i'd like to try it as a roasted corn soup next...with a squirt of lime before serving. if there are other additions that you'd like to share, please let me know!

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