Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This comes from the august 2004 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. It sounds delicious for those who like a little buttermilk flavor. This can be made 1 day ahead and kept chilled. Cook time includes the minimum 3 hours of refrigeration.
- 6 large ears of corn, husked
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup chopped shallot (about 3 large)
- 2 tablespoons coarsely grated peeled fresh ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup buttermilk
- additional buttermilk
- chopped fresh chives
- Cut corn kernels off cobs; transfer kernels to large bowl. Scrape cobs over bowl with knife to remove and remaining bits of corn and milky liquid. Break cobs in half crosswise and reserve.
- Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots, ginger, and garlic; saute until shallots begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
- Add corn and any accumulated liquid in bowl. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.
- Add cobs and broth. Bring soup to boil; reduce heat to low, cover pan, and simmer until corn is very tender, about 30 minutes. Discard cobs.
- Working in batches, puree soup in blender. Transfer to large bowl. Stir 1 c buttermilk into soup. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours.
- Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Divide soup among 8 bowls. Drizzle with additional buttermilk, sprinkle with chives, and serve.