I know I’ve banged on about soup previously but is there anything better than a hot bowl of soup on a cold and rainy night? I think not. Comforting, nourishing, yum, usually quick and easy to make and not much to clean up – that’s 5 ticks!
When I got home tonight I flicked through a few as yet unused cookbooks looking for soup and settled on a corn chowder from The Greengrocer – a fruit and veg cookbook from Murdoch Books. Haven’t cooked a chowder before and don’t really know what constitutes a soup that can be called a chowder, but apparently this was one. This was how it was done:
Cook 2 chopped onions in 90g melted butter for 5 mins. Add 1 crushed garlic clove and 2 tsp cumin seeds and cook for a further minute. Add 1l of vege stock and 2 peeled and chopped potatoes and simmer for 10 mins. Add 2 cups of corn kernals, 1 cup creamed corn and 3 tbsp chopped parsley and simmer for another 10 mins. Finally add 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, 3 tbsp cream and season to taste. Serve immediately and in our case, with garlic bread.
Youngest said it should become a regular, eldest suggested it should come out of the bullpen, so I guess the corn chowder met with approval.