This is a really easy soup to make.

You will need:

  • One large white onion, chopped fairly finely
  • Two cloves of garlic, minced
  • One jalapeno minced, seeds and spines included
  • The juice of one small lemon (set the zest aside for a garnish)
  • Two tins creamed corn (or make your own in a blender)
  • One cup frozen or fresh corn (white corn would be fun).
  • Two and a half cups vegetable broth (a vegetable cube is okay if you don’t have stock).
  • Half a teaspoon of whole cumin seed
  • One teaspoon dried mustard powder
  • Salt
  • A quarter teaspoon white pepper
  • Two teaspoons buttermilk or yogurt
  • One poblano pepper
Now do this with all of that:

Sauté the onions in a mixture of butter and olive oil until they become translucent, then add the garlic, jalapeno, cumin seed, curry powder, mustard, white pepper and a little salt, and cook until these become fragrant. Then add the creamed corn, frozen corn, vegetable stock, and lemon juice. Bring the soup to a boil and then turn it down to minimum. When the temperature drops somewhat, swirl in two tablespoons of buttermilk or yogurt to provide a very slight tang. Just before serving, slice the poblano into very thin spears, toss them in a small amount of olive oil and broil them on a piece of tinfoil. Scatter them over the surface of the soup and finish off with the lemon zest.

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