I was at the farmer’s market yesterday, and saw these beauties:
Fresh garlic chives! Actually, I smelled them first. If you’ve ever driven through a place where lots of garlic or onions are being grown ( like Central California), you know what I mean. Fresh garlic, either still growing in the fields or freshly harvested, has a very distinctive smell – it’s really amazing, so I couldn’t pass them up.
I’d been thinking for a couple of days about making a cooked coconut corn soup. I’d heard it mentioned recently and was thinking of how I’d create the recipe for myself. Then, when I got ahold of the garlic chives, it turned me in a whole new direction and I decided to try a raw coconut corn soup, featuring the chives.
Some of the ingredients…..
This soup too has a very distinctive flavor. Very coconutt-y and chive-y… those with a less adventurous palate might want to go a little easier on some of these stronger-tasting ingredients, but all who ate it today gave it a thumbs-up.
4 cups of fresh coconut milk (the water and meat of about 2 young coconuts)
1 Tablespoon red onion, chopped
kernels from 2 ears of corn
4 Tablespoons fresh garlic chives, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon white miso
1/2 cup water
Blend the above ingredients until smooth. You could substitute garlic, but use much less – maybe 1 clove to begin with, then add more if more flavor is desired.
Once blended, stir in the kernels from 1 ear of corn. Garnish with minced garlic chives & dehydrated (or fresh) jalapeno pepper.
This made quite alot of soup – it would make about 8 servings. It’s fairly rich, with all the coconut milk, and strong flavorings, so a little goes a long way.
6 thoughts on “Coconut Corn Soup, featuring fresh garlic chives”
as a willing participant in many of Kelli’s kitchen trials, I have to give this 2 spoons up! It was a very new flavor, and a really delicious soup!
JGD Wow, a nice new outfit for this blog! Congratulations, it looks good and simple. Regarding this new corn soup, I’d really like a bowl! Thanks a lot for the beautiful and mouth-watering pictures, too. SGD
Thanks, Mitra! I knew I’d hear from you today since you are the raw vegan soup master. When I started making it I remembered that you’ve gotten lots of inspiration from Juliano, so I went to his cookbook first to look at the soups and get some ideas. This ended up being a cross between Juliano’s Corny Soup and Cafe Gratitude’s Coconut Curry soup, with my own spin on it.
Just the title alone had me drooling!
Thank you, Lauren! Happy to have you reading. I haven’t made it to comment on your blog yet, but I’m totally enjoying reading your posts and your lovely photos!
Thanks Kelli! Keep up the yummy work. Isn’t this great fun? ; )