I have never tried my hands at making creamy soup especially corn soup....I rather eat it roasted or steamed on a cob...but this Friday's chosen recipe is Corn Soup and I was contemplating whether to make this soup or not. I would preferred it to be mushroom instead of corn BUT since I have never tried making homemade corn soup, I took up the challenge and I am glad that I tried it....a lovely comfort soup with a lovely subtle herbs fragrant in it. Dorie has her way of making a simple soup taste good :) and I never regret buying her books ! Fridays are now french cooking for me anyway since I joined FFWD :p
The herbs and spices used are rosemary, thymes ( I replaced with dried mixed herbs ) and bay leaf . I wanted it more herb-y a bit thus I added a sprinkle of mixed herbs to the soup , of course this is not in Dorie's recipe. I made some wholemeal grains buns to go with this creamy corn soup. For garnishing, I added fried bacon bits to it and some cooked corn kernels for texture. It turned out to be a nice comfort meal for Wild boar and myself. Dorie suggested creme fraiche for garnishing but I omitted that. It would be splendid to have it with the soup but I was too lazy to go out and get some :p
besides the corn kernels, there are celery, red onions and carrots
the rest of the ingredients are a tbsp of butter, garlic, ground white pepper,
sea salt and whole milk ( I used low fat milk ) ,
bay leaf, rosemary, thymes ( I replaced with dried mixed herbs )
saute the onions when the butter melted till it glisten, then add
in the rosemary and bay leaf....add in the corn kernels and cut veggies
and stir fried till soft....
add in 2 cups of water and the milk ( cooked earlier with the cobs)
to the veggies and simmer till the corns and veggies are soft add
salt and pepper to taste
remove the cobs and the rosemary and bay leaf and thymes
puree the mixture in a food processor or immersion blender
till smooth and creamy.....
served garnished with bacon bits and cooked corn kernels
or with a dollop of creme fraiche.....
I have made some wholemeal grains buns to eat with this
delicious corn soup......
Thank you Dorie for this wonderful corn soup .
This recipe is from her lastest book ' Around My French Table '
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