7.03.2011

Sweet Chili and Coconut Corn Soup *Award-Winning"

It's a Sunday afternoon and rain is falling lightly over our street. The smell of ozone and freshly moved grass is wafting through the screen windows. It's a damp and humid day, and we feel like curling up on the couch to watch a movie. Not very summer like, is it? Yet it is summer - we have proof:  there are a couple of ears of fresh corn on the counter and soapy-smelling cilantro growing in the garden. Sounds like we're making soup today. Warm, velvety, sweet yet spicy. "Soup is good food," anytime of the year.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 13.5-ounce can light coconut milk
3 ears corn
juice of one lime
salt to taste
3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
cilantro for garnish

Remove the corn kernels from the cobs and set aside, keeping the cobs. Place oil, onions, garlic and coriander in a large pot and heat to medium. Saute until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant. Stir in the broth and coconut milk. Add the corn kernels and cobs and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes, then remove cobs and discard. Add the lime juice, salt, and sweet chili sauce. Blend to thicken slightly using an immersion blender. Ladle into bowls and garnish with cilantro.

8 comments:

foodblogandthedog said...

This sounds lovely! I'm collecting corn recipes at the moment because they are just about to come in season here now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kate@Diethood said...

Oh my goodness gracious...this is absolutely delicious! Looove the flavors!

Jessica said...

Interesting combination! Sweet chili sauce and coconut? It's a must try for me!

Parsley Sage said...

So delicious. Those are some great flavors. Way to enjoy those rainy days :) Buzzed!

Kelly said...

This looks delicious, fantastic picture! :)

Lindselicious said...

Love it! I need to run out and buy some summer corn!

Hester aka The Chef Doc said...

I'm in love with all the ingredients in this soup! It's super-duper yummy!

kat said...

Yum, I'm bookmarking this one as we should have local corn in about 2 weeks.