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Skimkim Yummies: Corn Soup


It summer. It’s time for corn!!! A few markets have popped up with fresh local corn and of course, I’m gobbling it up. I make all the soups at my restaurant and it’s like a spiritual thing for me. Here is a really yummy corn recipe that I came up with and I’m telling you, use this seasonal fresh stuff. It will make it so much better!!!

Summer Corn Soup

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 ears of fresh corn, kernels cut from cobs, cobs broken in half and reserved
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 large fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Old Bay
  • Ground white pepper
Bring milk and corncob halves (not kernels) just to boil in heavy medium pot. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep while sautéing vegetables. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; sprinkle with salt and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes (do not let onion brown). Add corn kernels, carrot, celery, and garlic; cook until vegetables are soft, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Add 2 cups water, herb sprigs, bay leaf, and milk with corncobs. Increase heat and bring to boil. Cover partially, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors. Discard corncobs, herb sprigs, and bay leaf. Puree with a handheld immersion blender or working in batches, puree soup in regular blender until very smooth. You can strain this if you want to make a smooth soup, but I like the chunks of fresh corn. Season soup to taste with Old Bay, salt and white pepper. Serve this hot or cold! Garnish w/ some chives or bacon if you wanna really do it up.
ite pepper. Serve this hot or cold! Garnish w/ some chives or bacon if you wanna really do it up.

For those of you in NYC this weekend, we are gonna be all over the place. The Hester Street Fair on Saturday and the Unfancy Food Show on Sunday. Please come! Sunday is gonna be ridiculous. Mama O’s and I are working on a kimchee collabo! What???

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