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we carry many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
- Select Fresh   
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
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    (by the sheet)
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and more.....


  Fresh Corn Soup
  • This is a great summer soup especially when fresh corn is in season. We've served it both hot and cold.
  • You can also add different ingredients to the soup though we prefer grilled shrimp or scallops for that truly quintessential summer taste experience.
  • We like to use small wild Gulf of Mexico shrimp for recipe for this soup. You can also substitute sea or bay scallops for the shrimp.

  • 12 cups fresh corn niblets, about 12-16 ears of fresh corn
  • 8 cups leeks, sliced and washed, reserve tops for broth
  • 2 cups potatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 8 cups water
  • We recommend 1/4 to 1/3 pound of seafood person in this recipe.

  • Remove corn from cobs. Put cobs in stock pot with reserved washed leek tops plus 6 cups water. Bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes.
  • Saute leeks and potatoes with olive oil in dutch oven on low until tender about 20 minutes. Add salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, thyme and 6 cups corn niblets.
  • Strain corn/leek broth, add to leek/potato mixture plus 8 cups water. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Puree with immersion blender or pour into regular blender. Add remaining corn niblets. Adjust seasonings if needed.
  • At this point the soup is done. The fresh corn will cook quickly in the hot soup. It can be served hot or chilled.
  • We like to add grilled shrimp or scallops to our chilled soup. Seafood should be lightly seasoned so that the flavors of the soup stand out. Figure about a 1/4 to 1/3 of a pound of seafood person as a main course.
  • Serves about 8 people. Enjoy!
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