Friday, September 2, 2011

FFwD: Corn Soup

Creamy soups are not my thing. I'm not gonna lie. Despite my feelings, I decided to try out this recipe anyway. I figured with the weather starting to change here in New England, why not make a nice soup for a lunch at home?

At least I tried. 

Alas, I did not like this soup very much. I am happy that I tried it out though - I adapted some smart tips that I'll use in future soup recipes. The fact that Dorie soaks the stripped corn cobs in the milk and lets it steep is pure genius. It really soaks up more of that "corny" flavor. Next time I'll try replicating that exact method in chicken broth perhaps. I love the idea of crunchy bites on top of the silky soup also. Bacon on anything steps a dish up a notch. I feel like this soup lacked something though - I just can't put my finger on it.

Take some time to visit French Fridays with Dorie to enjoy the other blogs about Corn Soup. If you want the full recipe, you know what to buy. Otherwise, you can find it on Epicurious.

Tutti Mangia!
 

7 comments:

Confessions of a Culinary Diva said...

Your photos are beautiful! Glad you tried the soup. There were some great tips that can be used for other soups in the future.

Elin said...

I am glad that you at least tried it out :) as the saying goes..never try never know...sorry that you did not like it but I like your spirit ! :) Lovely try ! This is my first attempt too and I discovered that I managed to make it right. Thanks to Dorie !

Cher said...

The soaking the corn cobs in the milk was pretty genius - I would have never come up with that on my own. I like the thought of soaking the cobs in other stocks.

Betsy said...

I agree, steeping the corn cobs in the liquid was brilliant. Sorry this wasn't your favorite, but it could have been. You just never know with new recipes. Good for you for trying it.

Daisy said...

I absolutely love a good corn soup! sorry this one didn't work out. I wonder what is was missing?

tastymayhem said...

we enjoyed this, but we also used stock and light cream (which I think makes most soups better. ;-)

onewetfoot.com said...

It's too bad you didn't enjoy the soup that much. The tip on steeping the corn cobs is worth it, though.

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