Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sweet Corn Soup with Lime

12 fresh ears corn, kernels removed (6 cups)

1 Tbsp cooking oil

1 small apple, peeled and chopped (2/3 cup)

1 small carrot, chopped (1/3 cup)

1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)

1 clove garlic, minced

28 ounces chicken broth

2 limes

2 Tbsp fresh thyme or parsley

· Bring 2 qts lightly salted water to a boil. Add corn; return to boil. Cook for 90 seconds, stirring occasionally. Drain well. Set aside.

· Heat oil over medium heat. Add apple, carrot, onion, garlic. Cook 3-4 min, until vegetables tender. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and cook 2 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Add 2 ½ cups of the corn. Blend until smooth. Add remaining corn; heat through.

· Season with salt and pepper.

· Section limes and finely chop. Mix with thyme and garnish soup bowls.

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