Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Prawn and Sweetcorn Chowder recipe

The whole premise of Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food book is to pass the recipe on. So Catherine, because you asked, I'm sharing the recipe.

Serves 4-6
• 1 large leek washed and chopped • 500g potatoes peeled and chopped into 2cm chunks • 1 stock cube (chicken/vegetable) dissolved in 1L water • Olive oil • 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon sliced • 250g sweetcorn • 250g raw peeled prawns • 285ml pouring cream • sea salt and pepper • 1 fresh red chilli de-seeded and chopped• 6 cream crackers crushed (we use Sao)

To cook
Add bacon rashers to casserole type pan with olive oil, cook until golden and crispy. Using tongs transfer cooked bacon to a plate leaving the fat in the pan (Being pescatarian I omit this step, I can imagine the flavour it imparts, but the soup is still delicious without it).

Add the leek and potatoes to the pan and cook for 3-5 min.
Add sweetcorn and prawns. Add hot stock and cream.
Add a good pinch of salt and pepper. Stir.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 min until potatoes are tender.
Remove off heat and blend. Season again to taste.
Serve with chopped chilli, crackers and bacon if you're that way inclined.


Erin said...


Catherine said...

Hi Casie, I hope you're having a wonderful Easter break! Thank you so much for posting the recipe, I think I'll make some today : ) I keep meaning to get the ministry of food book it looks so good!

Serviced Apartments London Lady said...

Thanks for sharing with us, this sounds super delicious!