Monday, May 30, 2011

Sweet Corn and Cashew Chowder...

The eve of the our BBQ I wanted to cook something light for Justin and I. Something vegetarian, something EASY! And that it was - all you need are the few ingredients below and a blender :)

Here is the chowder, adapted from Food + Wine magazine...

3-1/4 c fresh yellow corn kernels (or 4 ears of corn)
2 c water
1/2 c raw cashews (I would revise this to 1/4 c, it was pretty nutty!)
6 tablespoons EVOO
1 small garlic clove (no need to chop, blender will do it for you!)
2 tsp kosher salt
1-1/2 tsp chopped cilantro leaves (for garnish)
Freshly ground pepper (for garnish / flavor)

n a blender, combine 2-1/4 cups of the corn with the water, cashews, olive oil, garlic and salt and puree until smooth. Pour the soup into bowls. Garnish with the remaining 1 cup of corn kernels, the cilantro and a sprinkle of pepper, then serve.

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