Cream of Corn and Poblano Soup

Two of my favorite ingredients come together in this soup: corn and poblano peppers.

In this soup, you combine the sweetness of the corn, the smokiness of the poblanos and the creaminess of, well, the cream. The cheese helps too!

Cream of Corn and Poblano Soup

Cream of Corn and Poblano Soup (Crema de Elote y Chile Poblano)

4 poblano peppers, roasted, seeded and peeled

6 cups fresh corn kernels or frozen, thawed

2 cups water

2 cups vegetable broth

1 medium white onion, sliced

2 tablespoons butter, unsalted

Salt, to taste

2 cups heavy cream

4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into small (1/4 inch) cubes

Vegetables and Broth

In a large pot, bring the water and broth to a boil. Add the corn, onion, butter and salt. Cook for 5 minutes and remove from the heat.

Add the Poblano Peppers

In a blender, puree the corn mixture with the poblano peppers, in small batches, until smooth. Add 1 cup of heavy cream and blend for another 30 seconds.

Pour the soup back into the same pot and bring to a boil, over medium heat and stirring frequently.

Reduce the heat to low and add the other cup of heavy cream and stir well to combine. Add salt and pepper, to your taste.

Cubed Monterey Jack Cheese

Put 1 – 2 tablespoons of diced cheese in a soup bowl and pour the soup into the bowl and serve.

Cream of Corn and Poblano Soup

11 replies »

    • Anju,

      I am doing well and I hope you are too.

      This recipe is rich and creamy, but most of the flavor comes from the corn and poblano peppers. I haven’t tried this, but I think this soup would also work well as a lighter soup with 1% milk. Sprinkled cheese on top, optional. I also love corn and, I think, poblanos make help make it taste even better.

      • Thanks, Rigo, and I am well.

        I am going to try the lighter version. I have not seen poblano peppers in my small, neighborhood grocery store. But I’m going to check in Whole Foods this evening. Will report back on how the soup turns out.

        One of my resolutions this year is to, once a month, make a dish with an ingredient I have never cooked with before. Poblano peppers will be my February ingredient.

      • Rigo, I did find the poblanos, and the soup turned out well, despite choosing not to add any milk. And the cheese does make it tastier, specially when you don’t add cream.

  1. looks yummy! thanks for hanging in there and checking in on my blog! our huge backyard project is finally done, so i’m finally getting back on track!

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