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Curried Corn Bisque

February/March 2005, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Frozen vegetables are perfect for making soups and we particularly like the fresh flavor of frozen corn. This thick, satisfying soup gets a spicy kick from curry powder and hot sauce, but it's still on the mild side - add more hot sauce to turn the heat up as much as you like. Serve with a squeeze of lime or a dollop of plain yogurt and chopped scallions.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This was excellent although to keep it vegetarian we substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth. I used to not like curry, but after making a few of the recipes here that called for curry, I've developed a liking for it. The "...
Curried Corn Bisque Recipe

Makes: 8 servings, 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 16-ounce packages frozen corn, or 3 10-ounce boxes
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup “lite” coconut milk, (see Ingredient note)

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add curry powder, hot sauce, salt and pepper and stir to coat the onions. Stir in corn, broth and water; increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from the heat and puree in a blender or food processor (in batches, if necessary) into a homogeneous mixture that still has some texture. Pour the soup into a clean pot, add coconut milk and heat through. Serve hot or cold. Variation Make Curried Sweet Pea Bisque by substituting frozen peas for the corn.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Ingredient Note: Look for reduced-fat coconut milk (labeled "lite") in the Asian section of your market.

Nutrition

Per serving: 138 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 121 mg sodium; 291 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Fiber (13% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat


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