Prawn chowder with mashed potato

Prawn chowder with mashed potato

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Whizzing corn in the blender gives this soup a rich, luxurious texture and thickens it, too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal338
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre4g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.43g
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Ingredients

  • 400g can sweetcorn, drained
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 500g floury potato, cubed
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tbsp milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp paprika
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 200g small peeled prawn, defrosted if frozen
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 4 rashers streaky bacon
    Bacon

    Bacon

    bay-kon

    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

Method

  1. Tip the corn into a food processor and blend to a purée. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain, mash with the milk and season to taste. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, add most of the spring onions and fry for 2 mins until softened. Add the corn, tomato purée, paprika and stock. Bring to the boil, simmer for 5 mins, then stir in the prawns.

  2. Grill the bacon until crisp. Divide the soup between 4 bowls and spoon the mash into the centre of each. Break up the bacon and scatter over the top with the remaining spring onions.

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eleanormayo
6th Apr, 2010
4.05
This was brilliant, it felt like really food and really cheered me up to serve it on a miserable winter evening!
burbs04
1st Apr, 2010
This is so easy to make and so very tasty, certainly filling
alisondefries
18th Dec, 2009
5.05
I made this for the whole family and everyone thought it was delicious. It was easy and quick to make and was real comfort food. I will definately make this again and again and again!!!
bunzle
13th Dec, 2009
5.05
wow! this is the first time i've made soup with mash, and it was great! the pureed sweetcorn gives a great base for this lovely soup, and the spring onions really freshen it up and make it interesting! with the mash and bacon pieces added, it was one of the most comforting and delicious soups i've ever had :)

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