Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup

So there are a few version of this. If you’re super hungry you can add chicken. If you want it vegetarian, leave out the chicken and use substitute stock, if you want it vegan, as above and leave out the egg. You can replace the noodles too for whatever ones you prefer. Rice noodles, cheap or expensive ones, whatever works for you, but I like the regular kind all crushed up. Spaghetti works too if you break it up.

What you need…

Fresh corn, yes fresh…it makes a huge difference
2 Stems of spring onion
Bunch of coriander, stems and leave separated
An egg
*A pack of noodles (optional) I add them if I’m really hungry, but usually don’t bother.
Soy Sauce
Sesame oil
Water, about a pint and some extra
Chicken stock 2 x cubes (any kind will do) Vegetarians can use vegie stock or similar
A nest of noodles, or some pasta to be crushed up (just in your hand when needed)
Ginger and Turmeric (optional)

Making it….

Add a teaspoon of sesame oil (or other if you don’t have that) to the heated pot
Chop up your spring onions, I use scissors over the pot, but not the long dark green ends, that’s for later.
Fry them off for 30 seconds
Add about 1 pint of water and bring to the boil
Add the chicken stock and the coriander stems chopped up, use the scissors again
Boil for about 3 minutes
*If you want to add ginger or turmeric for an additional health kick, add it in here, otherwise just leave it out.
Add the corn, scrape the corn off the cob starting 1/2 on the cob and running the knife down, then turn upside down and do the same. Best and easiest way.
Boil for about 1 – 2 minutes.
*If you want noodles, add them here. Grab the nest in your hand and crush it to death over the pot and it’ll crumble into small bits.
Boil and cook until the noodles are done. Check after 2 or 3 minutes. Depends on your noodles, whole wheat take loads longer than rice noodles.You may want to add some more water if the noodles drink the soup up.
Once noodles or the corn is cooked cooked, turn the heat down to low.
Whip up your egg in a cup and dribble into the soup while stirring. This will create while chicken looking bits. Do it slowly.
Add in the rest of the chopped coriander, soy sauce, about 2 tablespoons, and the chopped spring onion and a bit of pepper to taste.
All done. I love this soup. I eat it all the time. Sometimes for a healthy kick I add in fresh turmeric or ginger, or I add some chicken if I am super hungry. Works a treat.

See it in action…

Chicken and sweet corn soup – ingredients
Fry off the onions in a little sesame oil.
Add a pint or so of water, 2 chicken stock cubes, the stems from the coriander chopped, and boil up for about 3 – 4 minutes. If you want to super healthy version, add in some ginger and fresh turmeric here too.
Chop up your fresh corn like this…
See? Easy to scrape them off with out them going everywhere
Add in all your corn, boil up for a few minutes. Then add in your noodles, if you want noodles. Boil until they’re cooked. If you’re super hungry, you can add some chicken in here, use 2 chicken thighs, roughly chopped. Boil until cooked.
Turn the heat down. Whip up an egg in a cup and dribble into your hot soup.
Add some pepper, soy sauce, the rest of the coriander and spring onion chopped up….All done chum!
Ladle it out and sprinkle any remaining coriander or spring onion on top.

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