ffwD: Corn Soup

I was rather excited about making this week’s corn soup. Even though I’m back to cooking solely for myself, I can’t pass up an opportunity to make a big pot of soup, freezing a good portion of it, and re-heating it for later consumption. I’m a firm believer that soups taste better over time because the flavors have longer to meld. Plus, I made corn pudding yesterday, so I already had ears of corn on hand.

I have a growing fondness for soup garnishes as well. Though I’m still not a fan of scallions, I’m always game for some cheese, creme fraiche, or crumbled bacon to add heartiness and texture to a soup. This time was no different because I added crumbled bacon, sour cream, grilled shrimp and a sprinkling of cayenne. It really added a “fanciness” to this corn soup.

To see how other bloggers fared with this corn soup, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

62 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elin
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 08:04:59

    I like the fact that you used cayenne in the soup..it further spiced up the soup..delish. I kept to the basic coz this is the first time I am making this creamy soup🙂 I like your version with shrimps added to it !

  2. forgottenbeast
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 08:07:01

    Ooh, I don’t even eat shrimp and I love the idea of them as garnish for corn soup! Mmm, corn chowder is one of my all-time favorites!

  3. JamieAnne
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 08:11:39

    This looks so good! One of my favorite soups is corn potato soup! Once it cools down here in Texas I’m going to try making this soup.

  4. sanyaliving
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 08:14:44

    Your soup looks absolutely delicious!
    Can’t wait to check out your corn pudding next!

  5. Frankly Entertaining
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 08:19:32

    Looks beautiful, and I love the shrimp!

  6. Ronda
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 08:20:26

    I love the shrimp in there!

  7. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 08:42:45

    Love the presentation. The topping just makes the soup even that much better. Looks wonderful.

  8. Cher
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 09:01:50

    Love the whole shrimp idea. I must confess that I snuck a few potatoes into mine…

  9. oneexpatslife
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 09:19:42

    Ooh, that looks fabulous! I considered the shrimp idea, but then got too lazy to run to the market to buy them. Definitely next time!

    We love soup here too and, even though there are just the two of us, I never cut the recipe down. It’s just so comforting to know that I have soup in the freezer for when I am too lazy to cook anything.

  10. Eileen
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 09:31:45

    Love love love the shrimp and cayenne idea. I may need to try that on some of my frozen leftovers. That might give the soup that little kick of something extra that I felt was missing.

  11. Life is Full
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 09:41:11

    That’s a real hearty soup!! Love the garnishes!

  12. Krissy
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 10:00:00

    I did the cayenne, but those shrimp…that’s the best idea yet! I would go to the extra effort to make a smooth soup if I put beautiful grilled shrimp on top.

  13. Tammy
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 10:03:53

    Yum … grilled shrimp would be fantastic with this! I used Piment d’Espelette on mine instead of cayenne, but yours sounds appetizing, too!!

  14. Tiffany
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 10:23:45

    This looks amazing!! Shrimp made it perfectly!!!

  15. Marcella
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 10:27:31

    Your soup looks wonderful! Glad you turned out another winner.

  16. Andi Winslow
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 10:45:34

    looks yummy

  17. ceciliag
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 12:21:11

    Oh you did add fanciness, you may even be able to talk me into making corn soup if mine looks like that!

  18. Chaya
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 13:48:23

    Beautiful soup and such a good one. We loved it and ate it all up.

  19. Adriana @ GreatFood360°
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 13:52:44

    Cayenne! That sound fantastic. I reached for the hot sauce after my first bowl and loved the kick. Your “fancy” soup looks delectable.

  20. spicegirlfla
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 15:01:41

    Oooh this looks sooo good! I love the shrimp added to the soup and your photo is making me hungry!!

  21. stacy :)
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 15:04:26

    That looks so delicious! Dorie’s suggestion to add seafood was so tempting (but laziness prevailed in my house) – I’m glad you included shrimp and enjoyed it!

  22. Kathy
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 15:33:31

    I bet the cayenne was fantastic! I thought this soup lacked something…I think I’ll add cayenne to my next bowl! Great idea!

  23. e-Mom
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 16:32:42

    Fantastic… in a beautiful blue bowl! I love soup garnishes too, and this looks delish!

    e-Mom @ Susannah’s {Kitchen}

  24. Alice
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 16:42:52

    I just picked up some shrimp to put in tomorrows bowl of corn soup! I’m glad this one is going to last a bit…🙂 I really enjoyed it!

  25. Liz
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 18:21:40

    High five for your shrimp addition! Fabulous with the corn and bacon!!!

  26. Confessions of a Culinary Diva
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 19:06:21

    Love the shrimp and beautiful blue bowls. This looks delicious!

  27. peachkins
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 19:31:15

    I love bacon topping the soup.. pesto oil is also a great soup topper!

  28. patty
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 19:41:57

    Adding shrimp and a sprinkle of spice are two of the best ideas I’ve seen for this corn soup. Now I want to make it again;-)

  29. kankana
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 19:52:18

    The color is glowing nice and bright and this corn soup is perfect for summer . So enjoy while summer is still here.

  30. betsy
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 20:09:23

    I agree with Patty. Grilled shrimp and spice with all that corny goodness makes my mouth water. Your interpretation is truly inspired.

  31. Tasty Mayhem
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 20:13:37

    First: Shrimp! awesome, so glad someone went with shrimp. and it looks fantastic with the reds, and pinks against the yeallow soup. Second, although i didn’t say so in my post, I also made it the night before we served it. Soup always tastes better on day two.

  32. Clarkie @ Beloved Green
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 20:38:47

    The crumbled bacon, sour cream, grilled shrimp and cayenne sound like amazing garnishes!

  33. kitchenarian
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 22:10:32

    Beautiful soup!

  34. Elaine
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 23:25:45

    I LOVE the dramatic look and colors of your first photo! Just beautiful!

  35. Reem | Simply Reem
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 23:39:43

    Ohhh… This soup look so delicious, rich and creamy… Lovely
    I love the shrimp on the top.
    Beautiful pictures.

  36. Peggy
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 13:03:27

    Oh this sounds fantastic! Can’t beat that gorgeous bacon topping too =)

  37. Laural @ Being Healthier
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 13:53:30

    bacon. so smart. so tasty.

  38. Ashley@bakerbynature
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 15:19:28

    This soup looks wonderful : filling and warm for the approaching chilly Fall nights!

  39. steph (whisk/spoon)
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 15:41:21

    that looks like a great soup! hopefully i can try it before corn season’s over. your garnishes are fantastic, too.

  40. Parsley Sage
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 18:17:11

    Corn soup is the best! We always go to the Roti Shop on Wednesdays for their corn soup🙂 This looks delicious and i totally love that you added bacon! YUM

  41. Quay Po
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 20:39:36

    We love corn soup too but never thought of adding spices and prawn. What a brilliant idea! The next time I make corn soup, this is it! Thanks for sharing.

  42. purabinaha
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 22:29:36

    The shrimp garnish is excellent! This corn soup looks very yummy and I love to have some!! I’ll definitely try this one out! Thanks for sharing this!!
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

  43. kitchen flavours
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 07:42:40

    Wow! Your soup looks so delicious! Especially with the shrimps! Yum!

  44. Maggie
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 10:36:34

    Your corn soup photgraphs are making me so hungry! Love yogurt or a dab of sourcream in my soups and the cayenne is the perfect add here.

  45. Beth
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 12:47:19

    I just read another blog where they made this corn soup. It looks wonderful, and I’ll be sure to add it to my bookmark list.

  46. Mary
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 14:16:33

    Looks too delicious! Love the idea of the shrimp and lovely flavor with cayenne – super soup!
    Mary x

  47. ambrosiana
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 16:57:14

    I love hearty corn soups and I think the idea of adding shrimp is just fabulous!! Also I love the fact that you added sour cream since it balances the sweetness of corn. Bacon is always great with shrimp, and the spiciness of cayenne makes this recipe impressive!!

  48. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 17:41:46

    Corn soup is such a wonderful homey thing. Yours looks divine and plated so prettily. I think you deserve such lovely soup and sometimes cooking something really delicious is one of the nicest things we can do to take care of ourselves.

  49. luciacara
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 18:07:46

    Your soup is absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to try this!!

  50. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 18:32:20

    I really like the way you decorated your soup with the garnishes, it’s so artistic. And the blue of your bowl nicely complements the light golden color of your soup, making it look even more enticing!

  51. nana
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 20:11:58

    That looks so delicious. I like the idea of the shrimp in your garnish, it
    looks wonderful. I added the cayenne to my soup too, and it really was
    tasty. Tricia and I both thought this was a great recipe.

  52. High Heels and Good Meals
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 21:00:10

    Wow! Shrimp and corn! Two of my favs! Looks delicious!

  53. Renee
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 23:43:23

    Wow! I’ve so fallen off with FFwD. This recipe looks so simple and good. A perfect fall meal.

  54. Miriam Barton
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 00:32:01

    I always make way more soup that I need for my small family, it does freeze so well though. You corn soup looks heavenly🙂, Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  55. Kelly
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 06:55:27

    wow, gorgeous corn soup! You’ve done such a nice job with your embellishments and the photo – set against the glorious blue… stunning!!

  56. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:31:50

    Oh, yum! I’ll have to make this. It looks like the perfect meal to me. I love your shrimp garnish.

  57. gnashingrefined
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 22:38:33

    Looks wonderful!

  58. Cakelaw
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 05:57:39

    ooooh, I am lovin’ that grilled shrimp on top. I bought the stuff to make this soup, but just ran out of time – I need more notice than four days.

  59. Jackie
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 02:39:29

    *drool* what a beautiful dish! Love the way you presented the beautiful shrimp over the corn soup.🙂

  60. Taylor
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 06:56:15

    Yum!! This look so so so creamy and delicious! Love the shrimp on top too🙂

  61. Anita Menon
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 01:04:10

    It looks so delicious. Might want to do a vegetarian version of this, myself

  62. sini cherian
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 01:48:11

    lovely creamy soup!!!!

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