Friday, 29 July 2011

Cheeky courgette and sweetcorn chowder.

I had all those courgettes to use up plus some corn on the cob that I bought reduced. We were supposed to be having a salad week but I thought I would sneak in a cheeky chowder.

  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 6 courgettes
  • A few potatoes to bulk it out
  • Handful each of basil and parsley
  • 550ml/1 pint of milk
  • 350ml of water
  • 3 cobs of corn (you can use tinned or frozen!)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Teaspoon of paprika
  • Stock (optional)
Heat a little olive oil in a big pot. Dice the onions and garlic and add them. You'll want them on a low heat so they cook well without any burning accidents.

Slice the courgettes and add them to the pot. At this stage I also threw in chopped potatoes, paprika and half of the herbs (chopped roughly).

Cook everything slowly for 10 minutes, or until the courgettes are brown and soft. Add the milk and water, bring to the boil. You can add stock if you so wish, we don't because we BLW* so the children eat everything we do. Season to taste and leave it to simmer. Whilst that is getting soft and creamy, cut the corn off the cob.

When everything is cooked, take it off the heat and liquidise/blend. Add the corn and return to the heat for 5-10 minutes. Take it back off the heat and liquidise/blend until the corn is blended but still visible.

Serve with bread or just with a naughty drizzle of cream.

It was yummy enough for everyone to enjoy...

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