An easy, tasty soup to make that is substantial enough to make the meal. Serve with corn muffins to follow on the corn theme.
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1⁄2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 cups chicken stock
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 large potato, peeled and cut into cubes the size of corn kernels
- 4 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup half-and-half
- Cook onion, celery and bell pepper in butter and oil over moderately-low heat, stirring, until vegetables are softened.
- Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
- Add stock, thyme, bay leaf, salt, carrots and potato and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are just tender (if using frozen corn, add at this point too).
- Add fresh corn and simmer 5 minutes.
- Discard bay leaf.
- Transfer 2 cups of the solids with a slotted spoon to a blender, add half and half and puree.
- Add puree back to the hot soup and heat.
- Season to taste.
This certainly is an easy, tasty soup that I will make again. Other than halving the ingredients (with no problems), I followed the recipe exactly. I didn't add salt or pepper at the end as I felt it wasn't required. Thanx Evelyn!
This is a good and easy soup. My blender was broken and so I used my immersion blender to roughly puree the soup - but not too much as I like a chunkier soup. We felt that this could have used a little more spice/herb flavor but certainly was tasty as is. Thanks Evelyn for a nice meal. Made for ZWT9 Holy Trinity Challenge.
I thought this soup was perfectly seasoned! I served it with french bread with butter smeared on it, yum! My chowder came out on the thin side (maybe chef error or not big enough potato) I may add another potato the next time I make it. Made for the Gourmet Goddesses for ZWT9 July 2013.