Heirloom Corn & Leek Soup

This rich and simple soup is delicious when paired with our Double T Chardonnay.

Ingredients

  • 6 ears of heirloom corn, kernels removed (save ears for broth)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cups leeks, thinly sliced, white & light green parts only
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
  • 3 cups corn broth (instructions below)
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Procedure

  • 1Once you remove the kernels from the ears of corn, place the ears into a pot large enough to hold them. Cover with water, season with salt, and put on the stove over high heat. Bring to a boil and then turn to a simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain. Reserve 3 cups.
  • 2In a medium-sized stockpot melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks and sauté slowly until tender. Add corn and bay leaf and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • 3Add the reserved 3 cups of corn broth to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Allow mixture to simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cream and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • 4Pour the soup into a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. Pass through a fine-mesh sieve.
  • 5Serve your soup in your favorite bowl and enjoy with Trefethen Double T Chardonnay.

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