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Monday, February 28, 2011

Creamy Corn Soup minus the cream

Ha, Ha, Ha, emergency warnings of freezing temperatures.  Beware of the arctic chill announced all of the "weather people".  We covered our garden plants anticipating the worst and typical to our area rich blue sunny skies with a slight cool breeze.  Blast those "weather anti-predictors" my youngest had high hopes of snow falling.  So, we celebrated with a mini fiesta.

Creamy Corn Soup minus the cream
from The Moosewood Collection
Sunday's at Moosewood Restaurant
adapted

1 cup chopped sweet onion
1 minced garlic clove
2T safflower oil
1t ground coriander seeds
1t ground cumin seeds
1 minced jalpeno chili seeded
1 1/2 cup chopped fresh organic tomatoes
2 cups diced organic potatoes
1 organic chopped green bell pepper
2 cups of organic  vegetable stock
2 1/2 cup cut organic corn (fresh or frozen - Trader Joe's frozen is perfect)
sea salt and freshly ground pepper

~ heat soup pot over low heat and add oil
~ saute onions and garlic for about 10 minutes - until onions are very soft
~ add coriander, cumin and chiles
~ saute 2 minutes
~ add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they are juicy
~ add potato and bell pepper
~ add stock and cover and simmer until potatoes are tender - 10 minutes
~ puree half of the soup with an immersion blender
~ add corn and heat thoroughly
~ season with salt and pepper to taste

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