Until recently Chilis restaurant had a sweet corn soup that was fantastic! Then they took it off the menu and I was forced to try and recreate it! I am very happy with the results. Today I made a grilled turkey and cheese with caramelized redonioons – YUM!
SWEET CORN SOUP
7 ears sweet white corn, kernels removed
1 large leeks, whites only, chopped
1 small Vidalia onion, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Juice of 1 lime
- In a large stock pot saute’ the corn, onion and leeks until translucent. 5 minutes or so.
- Add sugar and cook a few minutes more.
- Add stock and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or so.
- Add heavy cream and simmer 15 minutes more.
- Whisk together water and cornstarch until well blended.
- Add lime juice, salt, pepper and cornstarch mixture until well blended.
- Puree and strain.
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