I had a can of Sweet Corn cream style in the pantry. I had picked this up in the market to produce something exciting. But as it happens with most things in my pantry, the exciting recipe never gets produced and the expiry date on the can looms close. So one fine day when I look at the contents in the pantry (which happens to be a big drawer actually!), I find things that should have been thrown out six months ago and things that need to be used as of yesterday. The Sweet Corn, thankfully, belonged to the latter category. So I poured into my innumerable cookbooks for a recipe with cream style corn and I didn’t find anything I fancied. Finally out of desperation and hunger gnawing at my tummy, I did the unthinkable! I followed the recipe on the back of the can. *Eyes wide with horror*. Ok, I was just kidding, of course I don’t give a damn if the recipe is from the back of the can as long as it tastes good. And this people, did taste good. A penny saved is a penny earned, or in this case – ‘A can of corn saved is a can of soup eaten’!
Sweet Corn Soup Chinese Style
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 12 mins
Serves: 4 small portions/ 2 large portions
What you need:
1 can Sweet Corn Cream Style (I used Delmonte)
2 cups Stock (vegetable/ Chicken)
1/2 cup Chopped Vegetables (Carrots/ beans/ asparagus)
1 Tsp Corn Flour
2 Tsp White Vinegar
Salt and White pepper powder to taste
1/4 cup Chopped spring onions – to garnish
What to do:
Heat 2 cups of vegetable stock/ water in a pan. Mix in cream style sweet corn, add chopped vegetables and bring it to a boil. Blend 1 tsp corn flour in a Tbsp of water and stir in the boiling soup to get the desired consistency. Season with salt, pepper powder and white vinegar to taste. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve piping hot with soya and chilli vinegar!
P.S. You can crush a Maggie tastemaker cube into 2 cups of water to make a substitute for Vegetable/ Chicken stock.
P.S. Delmonte din’t pay me for this. The can just looked so colourful, it was begging to be photographed. Also if Delmonte would like to pay me for this, please call me for my bank account number. (People can dream can’t they? :P)