Chicken corn soup
September 7, 2013 5:36 PM   Subscribe

Making a chicken-corn soup. So far, real chicken broth, roast chicken, creamed corn, onion, beaten eggs. What else can I put into it ot make it more interesting? I have a big variety of spices.
posted by esprit de l'escalier to Food & Drink (20 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
I think that soup would go perfectly with a combination of spices commonly found in curry dishes: e.g. turmeric, cumin, mustard seed, fenugreek, cardamom, coriander. Or pre-blended curry powder if you have it.

(Of course, this only works if you like curry.)
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 5:45 PM on September 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like finely grated ginger, sliced fresh chillies, chopped coriander (cilantro) and sometimes deep fried shallots (that you can buy packaged in Asian grocery stores, if you don't want to make your own). Or some chopped spring onions.
posted by AnnaRat at 5:47 PM on September 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Miso paste goes amazingly well with butter, chicken and corn.
posted by furnace.heart at 5:48 PM on September 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


And I should mention don't necessarily overwhelm soups or othe dishes into "miso soup with x" oftentimes I add a scoop and no one can tell its there, only that there's something there, and it is tasty.
posted by furnace.heart at 5:50 PM on September 7, 2013


AnnaRat's comment reminded me that I forgot to add ginger to the mix of curry spices!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 5:50 PM on September 7, 2013


You have the base for my corn chowder. I add green pepper, red chili flakes, bacon bits and finish with whole milk or cream. Carrots, celery, onions optional. Whatever you like.
posted by maggieb at 5:53 PM on September 7, 2013


Roasted red peppers!
posted by something something at 6:03 PM on September 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


Peppers of some kind, probably roasted.
posted by Riverine at 6:05 PM on September 7, 2013


Another direction you could take it in: tarragon, carrots, lemon.
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 6:10 PM on September 7, 2013


Cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle, garlic. Would go well with the roasted red peppers mentioned above, or with roasted poblanos.
posted by rebekah at 6:14 PM on September 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Always lemon - brightens it up beautifully!
posted by BlahLaLa at 6:18 PM on September 7, 2013


MSG
posted by hobo gitano de queretaro at 8:03 PM on September 7, 2013


Yeah, I go slightly southwestern with this soup, adding some cumin and roasted poblanos.
posted by escabeche at 8:53 PM on September 7, 2013


Bacon, chunks of potato, roasted red peppers. Toasted garlic slices are great in soups as is some sort of finely shredded cheese and toasted nuts for a garnish.
posted by jessamyn at 9:00 PM on September 7, 2013


Fresh thyme! It goes amazing in soups I've found. Also something else that has been well received is a light amount of spice.
posted by Carillon at 9:46 PM on September 7, 2013


Lime wedges and a mixture of finely chopped cilantro and onion on the table for guests to add to taste would be nice
posted by STFUDonnie at 7:53 AM on September 8, 2013


A touch of cumin goes exceptionally well with both roast chicken and corn. I use it every time I make corn and chicken soups.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:46 AM on September 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Anything made with chicken broth is greatly improved by adding a generous glug of cooking sherry. Not that you couldn't add other things as well. But, I'd start off with cooking sherry.
posted by marsha56 at 1:41 PM on September 8, 2013


Thanks everyone! The ginger and roasted chillies that we added were delicious. Will try cumin with the leftovers.
posted by esprit de l'escalier at 7:23 PM on September 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Roasted poblano chilis (with the skins rubbed off) or a can of green chilis.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 7:43 AM on September 9, 2013


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