Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup
Roasting the corn intensifies its flavor and lends a savory sweetness to the creamy soup.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
1 16 ounce package frozen whole kernel corn
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 cups chopped onions
1 1/2 cups seeded and coarsely chopped red sweet peppers
4 14 ounce can chicken broth (7-1/4 cups)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whipping cream
2/3 cup cooked crabmeat, cut into bite-size pieces, cartilage removed (4 ounces)
Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
Thaw frozen corn and pat dry with paper towels. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; use a little of the cooking oil to lightly grease the pan.
Spread corn in prepared pan. Roast, uncovered, in a 450 degree F oven for 10 minutes; stir. Continue to roast about 10 minutes more until golden brown, stirring once or twice. Remove pan from oven and set aside.
In a 4-quart Dutch oven, cook onions and sweet peppers in remaining oil over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until nearly tender. Add the corn, 3 cans of the broth (about 5-1/2 cups), thyme, and ground red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes.
In a screw-top jar combine remaining 1 can chicken broth and the flour; cover and shake well. Add to soup; cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir whipping cream into soup; heat through.
To serve, ladle soup into 12 soup bowls. Divide crabmeat among bowls. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme sprigs. Makes 12 side-dish servings.
Prepare soup as directed, except after simmering soup for 15 minutes, cool, cover, and refrigerate soup mixture up to 2 days. When ready to serve, reheat mixture, thicken with flour, and add cream. Serve as above.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 133, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 22, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 14, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (RE) 144.23, vit. C (mg) 23.03, sodium (mg) 496, calcium (mg) 20.19, iron (mg) 0.9, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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