Corn Soup with Prawns

I woke up to the sound of heavy rain landing onto the sheet metal outside of my room. I’ve already pressed the snooze button for the third time and have told myself that it’s going to be a lazy day. Then I snap into reality and realize it’s Thursday and I have to get up for a long busy day at work. Darn!

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On a happier note, no matter what the weather is outside, it’s that time of the year when the trees are fully bloomed! Boo-ti-foe!!

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It’s now early evening and I’m way too tired to go grocery shopping, let alone make myself a grilled cheese sandwich! (Man… a grilled cheese sounds so perfect right now!) I stumble into the kitchen and see a couple cans of corn. I’m so exhausted that I even consider eating a bowl of buttered corn… then I hear the rain again. My mind immediately switches to soup. Good thing there’s chicken broth in the house at all times!! I remember having some prawns in the freezer. I guess it’s a clean your refrigerator up kind of night.

Corn Soup with Grilled Prawns
servings: 4

1 Tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 14 oz. Corn
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped,
4 C. chicken broth
salt & pepper to taste

8 prawns, deshelled and deveined
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
pepper

1 lemon

In a large skillet, melt butter. When the butter is melted, add onions and cook until translucent-about 5 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Next, add the corn, garlic, bell pepper, and celery and cook for another 5 minutes. Next, add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. When the broth starts to boil, turn the temperature down and simmer for about 30 minutes. Add more salt as needed.

As your soup is simmering, prepare your prawns. In a medium bowl, combine prans, garlic, oil, and pepper. Put aside for 10 minutes. Heat a heavy pan, I used a grilling pan. Brush it with oil and add the prawns. My prawns were quite large so I cooked them for about 3 minutes per side, flipping once. Before taking the prawns off of the grill, squeeze half a lemon over them.

Spoon some soup into a soup bowl and top with prawns. Add a small squeeze of lemon in each bowl before serving.

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