Spicy sweetcorn soup with toasted corn and crispy pancetta

Spicy sweetcorn soup with toasted corn and crispy pancetta
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 minutes

This easy sweetcorn soup recipe is made extra-special by a sprinkling of toasted corn and crispy pancetta.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
309kcals
Fat
14.6g (3.5g saturated)
Protein
15g
Carbohydrates
30.1g (4.4g sugars)
Fibre
3.7g
Salt
1g
Calories
309kcals
Fat
14.6g (3.5g saturated)
Protein
15g
Carbohydrates
30.1g (4.4g sugars)
Fibre
3.7g
Salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½-1 tsp chilli flakes (depending on taste)
  • 4 new potatoes (about 200g)
  • 450g sweetcorn kernels
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 litre fresh chicken stock
  • 75g pancetta slices
  • Cream, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Chop the onion and crush the garlic cloves. Fry both in a large saucepan with the olive oil for 10 minutes or until just softened. Stir through the chilli flakes and a pinch of salt, then fry for 1 minute.
  2. Chop the new potatoes, then add to the pan with the sweetcorn kernels and bay leaves. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the veg are soft.
  3. Meanwhile, chop and fry the pancetta until crisp. Remove to kitchen paper to soak up excess fat. Add an extra handful of sweetcorn kernels to the frying pan and toast until tender.
  4. Remove the soup from the heat and allow to cool a little, then whizz with a stick blender until smooth. Season to taste, then ladle into bowls. Scatter with the crispy pancetta, toasted corn, extra chilli flakes and a drizzle of cream, if you like.

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  1. This was delicious! Cooked it as a starter for friends and everyone loved it. I used corn cut fresh off the cob and homemade chicken stock which I think definately helped. Although I love spicy heat, the full 1tsp was a bit too much for me and gave one guest the hiccups so would probably tone it down to 1/2tsp next time.

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