Saturday, October 28, 2006

Lunch Saturday 28 October - Corn Chowder

I bought some corn on the cob in Sainsbury's which was rather disappointing. The natural sugars had turned to starch and the corn was sort of bland and tasteless as a result. But then, as previously noted, I am really picky about corn having grown up with literally "just picked" stuff courtesy of the Longstreth's farm next door.

Anyway, decided to make

Corn Chowder
corn kernels cut from 2 ears of fresh corn (about 300g)
1 leek, finely sliced (about 250g)
1 onion, chopped (about 180g)
1/2 red pepper, chopped small (about 60g)
2 pints vegetable stock
300ml milk
2 medium potatoes (about 300g)

Place onions, leeks, peppers and corn in an large pot and cover with the stock. Cover and simmer over low heat until every thing is tender, about 45 minutes.

Add one potatoes, skinned and cut in half. Continue to cook until potato is soft, about another 15 minutes.

Fish the halved potato out of the soup and puree in a blender with a ladle full of the soup stock. Return to the pan along with the milk, the other potato which you have cut into small dice.

Continue to cook until potatoes are done, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt & black pepper

Makes 2 large servings.

Nutrition Data per serving
Calories (kcal) 403.6
Carbohydrate (g) 75.6
Protein (g) 17.1
Fat (g) 6.4
Fibre (g) 10.1