CORN SOUP

A good ole hearty corn soup is something I cannot resist. I remember back in the days (not that it was that long ago lol), going to St James in Trinidad randomly at night with my parents and sisters for hot corn soup! That used to be awesome an a great adventure with the family.

Now, I’ve just been making it at home lol… and it’s pretty simple to put together. You can even make it yourself!

Here is my recipe…

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup yellow split peas
  • 6-7 cups water (average but can be more)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup Potatoes, cubed
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 3 corn, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 tsp JGM PRODUCTS saffron powder
  • 2 tbsp JGM PRODUCTS complete seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp JGM PRODUCTS black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 1/2 tbsp green seasoning
  • 1 tbsp golden ray butter (optional)

DUMPLINGS:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar

METHOD:

  1. Add split peas to a pot with water and cook until tender. Using a hand blender purée the split peas. You can also use a pressure cooker to speed up the cook time.
  2. While the peas are cooking, add flour, sugar and salt to a bowl with 1/2 cup water. Knead to form the dough for the dumplings. Set aside.
  3. In a pot heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions and 2 tbsp of green seasoning.
  4. Add corn followed by puréed split peas, water, coconut milk, complete seasoning, black pepper, saffron, potatoes and carrots.
  5. Cover pot and cook for 10-15 mins over medium heat.
  6. Stir occasionally and add more water if necessary.
  7. Remove cover and continue cooking.
  8. Before the soup is completely cooked, add dumplings. Break small pieces from the dough and roll with your hands. Place into the pot. Dumplings take 2-3 mins max to cook so don’t add them to early to the pot.
  9. Finish off by adding the remaining green seasoning and golden ray butter.
  10. TIME TO EAT!

Total cook time was roughly 25-30 mins.

Check out the video here:

It’s pretty easy right?!!

I just used potatoes and carrots but you can add anything like plantains, sweet potatoes, green peppers etc. Usually for soups I’ll add some pumpkin as well but I didn’t have any when I made this so if you have in your fridge, add some! Lol… if you want to of course.

Also, the golden ray is totally optional! There is a debate about this ingredient with some people saying it isn’t healthy etc… so it is an optional part of the dish. I love the nice flavor it gives.

The green seasoning used in this recipe included hot pepper, pimento, garlic, Chadon beni (culantro), celery and some Spanish thyme.

Soooo… I hope you try my recipe and send me pics or give me feedback!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all my daily food adventures!

More recipes to come soon IA💖

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