Friday, December 3, 2010

The Cheat: Almost-instant corn soup

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For those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days when you've barely enough energy to think about food (never mind cook!), this is warming, light and almost-instant.
~ Have a warm weekend, full of peace and relaxation! ~
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ALMOST-INSTANT CORN SOUP (Serves 2-3, Time: 10 min)
A simplified version of the corn soup you find in most Chinese restaurants, but without the artificial flavourings. 
  • One can (~14.75 ounce) cream style corn (total cheat - using canned/tinned ingredients!)
  • Using the can from the corn, about 1 can of water or chicken stock (for thicker soup, use less)
  • One egg, lightly beaten
  • Fresh-ground black pepper, salt, butter
  • Optional: Bit of cornstarch or flour mixed with water for even thicker soup (~1/2 to 1 teaspoon mixed well with ~1/4 cup water)
  • Optional: Chicken breast, minced (or canned crab meat)
  • Optional: Scallions (green onion), cilantro/coriander or other favorite vegetables, chopped
If using, mix minced chicken breast with water to cover and set aside. In saucepan, mix water or chicken stock and cream corn. Stir well and boil. Add optional chicken breast (or crab meat), stir well until mixture boils again.

Slowly add optional corn starch mixture, stir until everything boils again. Add beaten egg and turn off heat, stirring constantly until egg turns opaque. Add pepper, salt, butter to taste + veg. Stir well & chow!

Extra notes:
I confess, I know people either cringe at cream style corn, or embrace it and run with it (e.g., dressing this up with fancy white asparagus, fresh ginger, saffron etc). I'm the latter - I'll embrace anything that makes my eating life easier, *especially* if it's reasonably healthy! :)

60 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Looks very nice and taste!
Kisses and happy weekend.

K and S said...

this kind of "instant" sounds pretty delicious to me :) have a nice weekend!

Claire Kiefer said...

Good to know about! Thanks for sharing--I love learning new and easy (and vegetarian!) recipes. I'm a little wary of things that might taste "eggy," but I'm thinking that one egg might not be so noticeable in this soup? And there are so many possible variations!

justine said...

this sounds absolutely delicious, I love creamed corn, we used to have it in Australia but not sure if you can get it here.

kirstyb said...

that looks delicious x

Stacey said...

This is a great one Jude, especially since it's nice and quick! Looks really yummy too:-). Have a great weekend! XX

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love LOVE this soup! I haven't had that much soup here but you've brought back such great memories of having that at friend's places or at restaurants. Hmm now I wonder if I can find creamed corn here or I'll have to bring it back when we visit!

Lady Grey said...

Yum! I love quick soup recipes... sounds delish!

Fé... said...

OMG! This is super duper yummy. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Sounds fabulous! Shortcuts are a good thing :)

Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

Vinda Sonata said...

hey jude, thanks for sharing.
i bookmarked the page. i think this will taste amazing!!

Nicole said...

So true! I love that this recipe is quick, healthy, and warms you right up!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I've never tried creamed corn because it just doesn't look too appealing to me but this soup sounds nice and I'm going to need a few quick throw togethers for company over the holiday so I'm printing this one out - thanks.

Dancing Branflake said...

I got a hunger pain right now. Not kidding. Oh man, I would totally eat this soup at 6 am.

vintch said...

whoa-looks delish! i certainly know what i'm making this weekend:) great for cold weather! you rock!

Nikki said...

yumm!!! have a great weekend Jude!!

xx
Nikki

Fashion Nicotine said...

Enjoy your weekend ;)

Lee Oliveira said...

How funny Julie.. is summer here in Australia..
But I had a corn soup 2 nights ago at my friends place and it was delicious..
I need to try your recipe next time
mwahhh
Ps.. you r on my blogroll
LOx

Pop Champagne said...

lol well I lovee cream style corn, actually I just love corn in general!

Anncoo said...

I like to cook this once in a while when I am lazy :)

Fräulein Klein said...

Oh, I wish, I could eat your delicious soup now, because here it´s so cold and frosty!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Yvonne

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh yummy, that looks delicious!

Jen said...

This look so yummy for those cold winter nights... yummy AND healthy!

Signe said...

I have never tasted corn suop - but it sounds and look pretty darn yummy!
Have a great weekend dear :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Looks amazing. I love corn. Happy weekend!

Franky said...

i love corn soup! must try this recipe!

elra said...

Such a mouth watering soup !

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

This sounds yummy!
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I'd love for you to visit and enter my GIVEAWAY!

zizi bloom said...

wow!!!it looks so yummy!!

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the southern hostess said...

This is my kind of meal. I love corn soup!

daily mix LA said...

that looks really tasty!

Inez said...

I really love corn!
+ Have a nice weekend too

TOPCOAT said...

See, I really dislike corn anything..But due to this amazinggggg photo you chose, corn soup actually looks good maybe even delicious haha.. Wishing you a very lovely weekend Jude! xx

thingsIlove said...

I love corn. Corn soup is delicious. :D

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh if i only like corn :( have a splendid weekend!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

yum I love this. I'm a huge fan of corn soup and corn chowder. I'm also a huge fan of Hawaii and will be going there in 2 weeks. Can't wait.

So glad I found your blog.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

warms my soul!
Have a delicious weekend darling!!

xo

Fabíola Beltrão said...

i need to try


xx

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow absolutely loving this! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

xo

Isabel said...

this sounds perfect for a cold night!

Iben said...

cool! Iv'e been looking for a recipe like this for ages! Looks so tasty!

Love Iben

lisa said...

Not only does this sound delicious, but the color is just beautiful for this time of year!

Have a great weekend Jude!

lisa.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I totally cheat and use creamed corn when I am using it in a soup!

Becca. said...

mmmmmm lovely soup!

XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

drollgirl said...

oh, i've got the cream corn cringe on my face right now! then again, i like corn chowder, so how does that make any sense?! i need to try this!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Yum. I just decided today that I'm going to make soups and freeze them as a way to not go out to eat. We'll see how that goes :)

johanna said...

Looks YUMMY

Indie.Tea said...

I've never had cream style corn...odd isn't it? My mother frozen vegetables sometimes, but didn't buy canned ones...and I'm following unconsciously in her footsteps. I don't see why anyone would cringe at it though...The soup looks lovely and colorful and great for the cold weather, especially since you can't find fresh corn anymore.

BALLET NEWS said...

YUM ! Wish I had some of that right now.... sadly the snow is preventing me from getting about...

Dee O. said...

this looks delicious!!!

That GOOD GOOD Blog

My name is Renée. said...

this would taste amazing at the moment!

Style, She Wrote said...

Love this! Almost instant is exactly my style of cooking.

Mary said...

Looks very delicious:)Thanks for sharing!
Have a nice weekend
xx Mary
fashionteaat5.blogspot.com

Zabrinah said...

Oh my goodness! This looks like just what I need! I am embracing this recipe and running with it. I may use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.

Yum, though! Cannot wait to make my own variation of this!

~Zabrinah

HitomiNeko said...

yum I love corn soup!!!! ^^

xoxo hitomineko xoxo

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Corn soup sounds like a treat!
I recall my mama making corn soup in the Caribbean. So good for all the senses and soul. I especially enjoy it when chicken is added. I really ought to make one this week;-)

Krystal said...

I think that sounds delicious, I'm all about embracing the creamed corn :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I so want to try this soup today as my Balazs is under the weather and would need something really yummy:) And we both totally embrace creamed corn Yum:)
Muah, darling

Annie said...

Yummmm!! Sounds so easy and delicious! Thanks Jude :)

Oh, My Darling said...

Yum! What an innovative idea!

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