Corn

Chanterelle and Leek Soup with Roasted Corn

September 28, 2009
Author Notes

I am an equal opportunity fungus lover, but chanterelles are some of my favorites. A few weeks ago, I got my hands on some gorgeous ones, and made this soup. It's super simple, which I think is the best because it highlights the flavor of the mushrooms. Roasted corn gives it a touch of sweetness, making it the perfect late summer soup (just as it starts to get chilly at night). —Erin McDowell

  • Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 leeks, white and pale green parts thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 cups chanterelle mushrooms
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 4 thin slices baguette
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and leek and saute until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, mushrooms, and broth, and saute until beginning to become tender, about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer the soup to a food processor or blender, and puree until smooth. Return the soup to the pot, and stir in the herbs. Let simmer until good flavor develops, 10-15 minutes.
  3. On a sheet tray, drizzle the corn and bread with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast until the corn is lightly browned and the bread is toasted, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Ladle the soup into bowls, top with roasted corn and toasted bread.
Contest Entries

See Reviews

See what other Food52ers are saying.

Review
I always carry three kinds of hot sauce in my purse. I have a soft spot for making people their favorite dessert, especially if it's pie. My first cookbook, The Fearless Baker, is out on October 24, 2017.