Sweetcorn & Potato Chowder

This hearty American chowder soup recipe is rich in both fibre and flavour. It is wonderfully served with crusty bread and topped with cheddar cheese. It is an easy to do recipe, VEGAN FRIENDLY and very fullfilling. Perfect for any occasion as a starter if  you have guests arriving for dinner!

Ingredients – Serves 8 

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  • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced into small cubes
  • 4 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 small green peppers, sliced
  • 60 ml oil
  • 1200 ml water
  • 4 vegetable cubes
  • 600 ml milk (for vegans substitute with soya milk)
  • 400g canned butter beans
  • 600g sweet corn kernels
  • a good pinch of dried sage
  • salt & pepper

Equipment

    • 1 large soup pot
    • wooden spoon
    • cutting knife
    • 2 large containers, 1 for peelings and 1 for vegetables
    • serving ladle
    • small knife
    • peeler
    • chopping board

Method

  1. Start by chopping and slicing your vegetables, put all of them on the side in a large container.
  2. Put the pot an a high heat and add some oil. Add all vegetables to the pot and give them a good stir. Leave to cook for about 2-3 minutes uncovered.
  3. At this stage make sure you have got all of the other ingredients ready.
  4. Give the vegetables another stir, turn the heat down, cover the pot and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Turn the heat up again and add the water and vegetable cubes. Give it a good stir and bring it to the boil. Turn the heat down, cover the pot and let the chowder simmer for about 15-20 minutes.IMG_E3819[1]
  6. Turn the heat up again and add the milk, beans, sweet corn and the dried sage. Give it  all a good stir and bring it to the boil. Season and serve.
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Cod and Sweetcorn Soup

It is that time of the year when most of us want that hearty warm bowl of soup for lunch or dinner and this easy recipe meets exactly that demand.

Also known as chowder, this fish soup has a nice creamy texture and is a real homemade delight when it comes to these colder days. Without any doubt it always goes down a treat!

Ingredients

  • 25g butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 200g baby new potatoes, halved
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 400ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 300g sweetcorn
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 400g cod fillets, skinless and boneless (merluzz in Maltese) You can also use smoked haddock for a richer taste (bakkaljaw affumikat in Maltese)
  • Some parsley, leaves only, chopped

Equipment

  • Large saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Soup bowl

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan until melted. Add onion, celery and potatoes and cook gently for 10 minutes until the onion is really soft.
  2. Pour chicken stock followed by the milk and stir well. Bring to a simmer and cook for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sweetcorn and place the cod fillets on top. Let it simmer very gently for 5 minutes or until cod just starts to break up. Stir in half of the parsley, serve and garnish each bowl with some more parsley.