Corn Wheels and Zucchini Soup
To cut the corn, use a mallet or hammer to gently drive a heavy knife or cleaver through the cob.
Yield: Makes 6 or 7 servings
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 118
- Calories from fat: 6.9%
- Protein: 12g
- Fat: 0.9g
- Saturated fat: 0.1g
- Carbohydrate: 17g
- Fiber: 2.4g
- Sodium: 95mg
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- 1/2 cup dehydrated masa flour (corn tortilla flour)
- 2 quarts fat-skimmed chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
- 3/4 pound zucchini
- 3 ears corn (each about 6 in.)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Lime wedges
- Salt and pepper
- 1. In a 4- to 5-quart pan, mix masa flour with 1 cup broth until smooth. Stir over high heat until mixture boils, then reduce heat to medium-low and stir until masa is thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour onto a flat plate. Spread evenly to make a 3/4-inch-thick cake; let cool.
- 2. Meanwhile, rinse pan and add remaining broth and garlic. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
- 3. Trim and discard zucchini ends. Cut zucchini into 3/4-inch cubes. Add zucchini to pan; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- 4. Meanwhile, discard husks and silks from corn. Cut corn crosswise into 1-inch-thick wheels. Also cut masa into 3/4-inch chunks. Add corn and masa chunks to broth.
- 5. Cover pan and return to boiling over high heat; simmer until corn is hot, about 3 minutes.
- 6. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges, salt, and pepper to season portions to taste.
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