The full flavor of freshly picked corn is captured in this thick, nutritious soup. Serve with crusty whole wheat baguettes.
- 5 ears of corn -
- 1 Tbsp oil -
- 1 Tbsp butter -
- 1 large Spanish onion, chopped -
- 2 cloves garlic, minced -
- 1 large or 2 medium carrots, chopped -
- 3 cups water -
- 2 bay leaves -
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary -
- 3 cups low-fat milk -
- 1 tsp kosher salt -
- ½ tsp white pepper -
1. Cut the kernels of corn off the cob. Set aside. Reserve 3 of the cobs.
2. Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan and sauté onions and garlic until soft. Add corn kernels and carrots and sauté for 10 minutes until they are beginning to soften. Add water, bay leaves and rosemary. Break 3 of the cobs in half and place into the water as well. Bring soup to a boil.
3. Lower heat and add milk. Season with salt and pepper and simmer on low heat for 35 to 45 minutes, until vegetables are soft. Stir occasionally.
4. Remove the corn cobs, bay leaves and rosemary and blend the soup with an immersion blender.
NOTE: If the soup is too thick, thin with a bit more milk.