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Fresh Sweetcorn Soup with Chermoula and Burnt Corn Salsa

Prep 20 minutesCooking 30 minutes6 people

 

The creaminess of this sweetcorn soup makes it a comforting meal, topped with a burnt sweetcorn salsa that adds a great texture along with some punchy flavours of onion and coriander. The Chermoula is added into the soup as it cooks, giving citrus, coriander and parsley notes that work well with the fresh sweetcorn flavour.

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Ingredients

6 heads corn, outer leaves removed

1 stock cube

75ml Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced

Salt and pepper

3 ½ tbsp Chermoula

¼ red onion, finely diced

1 red chilli, stalk and seeds removed and finely diced

15g/small bunch of each of coriander and parsley finely chopped

75g butter

Instructions

Hold the corn over a baking tray then the Strip the kernels from the corn by cutting them off with a sharp knife, staying as close to the core as possible. Chop the cores into small pieces using the heal of the knife, taking care is it can be very tough. Place the cores into a large pan, cover with 2.5 litres water, add the stock cube and bring up to the boil. Turn down to a simmer whilst you make the base.

Place a large pan on a medium to high heat and when hot, add the olive oil, onions, garlic and ¼ tsp salt and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then turn the heat down a little and cook for another 10 minutes until soft, golden and sweet. Add 3 tbsp of Chermoula and cook for 2 minutes. Reserve 2 handfuls of corn kernels for later then add the rest to the pan, season with salt and cook for 2 minutes, scraping any caramelised bits off the base of the pan.

Strain the stock through a colander then add 2/3 of the liquid to the corn. Bring up to the boil then simmer for 20 minutes. Transfer to a food processor or use a stick blender and blend until smooth. This can take 3-4 minutes as the corn is quite fibrous. If using a liquidiser allow the soup to cool a little before blending. Once the consistency is correct, taste and add more salt and pepper as required, then add a final ½ tbsp of the chermoula and blitz through.

To make the garnish, heat a frying pan on a high heat and when hot, add the remaining sweetcorn and dry fry till dark, almost burnt, all over. Mix in a small bowl with the red onion, chilli and herbs. Melt the butter in a small pan. To serve, divide the hot soup between bowls, drizzle with butter then scatter the garnish over the top.

Included in this Recipe

Rose Harissa

Rose Harissa

Spicy, sultry Rose Harissa is one of our best sellers, famous in restaurant and domestic kitchens all over the UK.

Chermoula

Chermoula

Fresh coriander and hand-picked parsley, blended with other traditional Mediterranean ingredients, including our Beldi preserved lemons, for a warm, intense flavour with a hint of citrus.

Balsamic Pearls

Balsamic Pearls

Tiny jelly-enclosed spheres of Balsamic vinegar that explode with flavour when you bite into them.

1.34 Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

1.34 Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Sticky, sweet, beloved by Michelin star chefs, and a winner of 3 Great Taste stars

Black Olive Paste

Black Olive Paste

Black Douce olives crushed with oil Storage condition: chilled

Barley Couscous

Barley Couscous

Our nutty high fibre couscous that has been awarded a Great Taste star in 2012.

White Condimento of Modena

White Condimento of Modena

Grape must and white wine vinegar combine into a rich sweet and sour flavour

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Single varietal, stone crushed, cold extracted, Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from the first Arbequina olives of the season.

Category 1 Saffron

Category 1 Saffron

With good saffron, a little goes a long way. Just a pinch, steeped in a little hot water, gives deep colour and flavour to soups and stews.

Smoked Chilli Jelly

Smoked Chilli Jelly

A winner of two Great Taste Stars. It gives cheese boards an edge, or alternatively melt it in a pan to fry a smokey, spicy flavour into seafood. Storage condition: chilled

Extra Virgin Garlic Infused Oil

Extra Virgin Garlic Infused Oil

Drizzle over grilled meat or vegetables... or add deep flavour to grains

Taggiasca 3kg

Taggiasca 3kg

Ancient Ligurian varietal with a mellow, creamy taste. Chilled Product