Chef John’s Just Corn Soup

Chef John's Just Corn Soup

Chef John’s Just Corn Soup
With just a few ingredients and sweet, peak-season corn, a delicious summer soup can be made.

After cutting corn from kernels scrape the cob using the dull side of the knife to collect the sweet milky liquid at the base of the kernels.

Toss corn kernels to separate them and make sure no corn silk remains.

Place half of the the kernels in a saucepan and half in the bowl of a blender.

Add cold water to the blender.

Blend on highest setting until completely smooth 1 or 2 minutes.

Pour mixture into saucepan containing the rest of the corn.

Place pot on medium-high heat and bring to a simmer.

Season with salt and cayenne pepper.

When mixture begins to simmer stir and reduce heat to medium-low.