Finally got around to the Summer Corn Soup from this month's Bon Appetit. Used corn from today's CSA box, cut it off the cob, soaked the cobs in boiled milk while I sauteed the vegetables. Onion, then celery and garlic and the corn kernels, sauteed in butter until soft. Added the cobs and milk, a cup of veggie broth, a cup of water, bay leaf, sprig of rosemary, lots of thyme. Simmered for twenty minutes or so, then pulled out the cobs, the bay leaf, the rosemary stem. We mushed it all up with the hand mixer and tasted it. Pretty bland still and weirdly chunky, with lots of the corn kernel skins. So we strained it into a big bowl in the sink, and added cayenne, white pepper, s & p, hot sauce. Much better.
Served with some extra kernels of corn, crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar and sour cream. Turned out really delicious, plenty of good heat and creamy texture. I think if we keep getting beautiful corn from the farmers, I'll try it again.
I got a pint of blackberries in today's box as well. Huge, sweet and shiny.
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