In fact, it's so light I kind of wondered what happened to 5 ears of corn I wasted on the soup. It barely made enough to feed the two of us, and we were very hungry afterwards. So it fits the description very well. If you need a recipe to get rid of a lot of corn, then this might be the one for you. Just think of it as an appetizer.
- Yield:serves 2 to 3
- 5 ears corn
- Salt and pepper
Cut off the kernels from the corn. Cut the cobs in half.
Toss the cobs and kernels in a large pot. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes.
Remove the cobs. Puree the soup with an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor. Strain the soup with a metal strainer. Discard the pulp.
Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a bowl, and chill. When ready to serve, add some chopped basil.