This delicately flavored dish is a choice opener for a meal featuring seasonal vegetables. Chopped chives are a nice garnish if squash blossoms aren't available. Make this up to one day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Gently reheat before serving.
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large)
4 cups fresh corn kernels (about 7 ears)
3 cups water
2 cups chopped yellow squash
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 fresh squash blossoms, thinly sliced (optional)
How to Make It
Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onion to pan; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add corn and next 4 ingredients (through pepper); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Cool slightly. Place half of corn mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth. Strain corn mixture through a sieve into a large bowl; discard solids. Repeat procedure with remaining corn mixture. Garnish with squash blossom slices, if desired.
I used a bit more squash and a bit less corn because that was what I had on hand; it didn't seem to hurt the outcome, and corn was still the predominant flavor. I also added 3 tablespoons of heavy cream after I took it off the heat, which I think made a big difference. I will definitely make this again.
These ingredients are so simple, the flavor seems much richer than I expected. It was just wonderful. I will make this soup again and again. I used half squash and half carrot because that is what I had, that is what I will do when I make it again. Garnished with green onions, but really did not need the garnish.
This soup was extremely good. I used milk as per the other reviewers and I added some parm cheese. But the soup still lacked a sweetness that I was really looking for so I added some sugar which really stepped the soup up to another level. I'm definitely going to make this again!
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