Summer corn soup with prosciutto

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  1. Summer Corn Soup with Crisp Prosciutto and Basil
  2. by Maryellen Driscoll
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  4. If you've been throwing a few ears of corn on the heat every time you grill, change it up by capturing that sweet corn flavor in a hearty soup instead. This silky soup is the perfect way to use up a bumper crop of fresh corn. The cobs themselves lend great corn flavor to the broth, so be sure to save them.
  5. Serves four as a main course or eight as a starter.
  6. Yields about eight cups.
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  9. prosciutto
  10. sweet corn
  11. onions
  12. more
  13. 3 very thin slices prosciutto
  14. 3-4 large ears fresh corn
  15. 4 Tbs. unsalted butter
  16. 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
  17. Kosher salt
  18. 2 cups lower-salt chicken broth
  19. 1-1/2 cups medium-diced peeled red potato (from 2 to 3 medium)
  20. Freshly ground black pepper
  21. 2 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh basil
  22. Position an oven rack about 4 inches below the broiler and heat the broiler on high. Arrange the prosciutto in a single layer on a small baking sheet and broil until it begins to curl, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the prosciutto and broil until it appears dry-crisp and has curled a bit more, about 1 minute. Let cool, then finely chop or crumble by hand; set aside.

  23. Slice the kernels off the corn cobs for a total of 3 cups corn. Reserve the cobs.

  24. In a medium Dutch oven over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook until softened and slightly golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with a generous pinch of salt.

  25. Add 4 cups of water, the broth, potatoes, 1-1/2 cups of the corn, the cobs, and 2 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and discard the cobs.

  26. Working in batches, carefully purée the soup in a blender, transferring each batch to a large heat-proof bowl or large liquid measuring cup.

  27. Pour the puréed soup back into the pot. Add the remaining 1-1/2 cups corn and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the corn kernels are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish each serving with the crisped prosciutto and basil.

  28. serving suggestions

  29. Serve with a quick sauté that makes excellent use of another favorite crop: Brown Butter Summer Squash Linguine.

  30. nutrition information (per serving):
  31. Calories (kcal): 170; Fat (g): 7; Fat Calories (kcal): 60; Saturated Fat (g): 4; Protein (g): 5; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2; Carbohydrates (g): 24; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5; Sodium (mg): 440; Cholesterol (mg): 20; Fiber (g): 3;
  32. photo: Scott Phillips
  33. From Fine Cooking 100 , pp. 40
  34. July 9, 2009
  35. .
August 2012

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