Sweetcorn Soup with Crab & Homemade Soured Cream

Colin Callan


You can use tinned or frozen sweetcorn for this recipe. Please feel free to alter or substitute the amounts of cream etc to your taste.

Serve with chunky pieces of wholemeal, multigrain or olive bread.


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2 to 4 if a snack or a main
10 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


25 g
1 large
banana shallot, sliced
1 tsp
medium curry powder
12 oz
1/4 pt
white wine, sauvignon grenache or blanc
1 pinch
salt and pepper to taste
8 fl
ounces of double cream
2 tsp
lemon juice, fresh
3 1/2 oz
picked white crabmeat
water to cover

How to Make Sweetcorn Soup with Crab & Homemade Soured Cream


  • 1Heat a large frying pan until medium hot. Add the butter, shallot and curry powder and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until just softened.
  • 2Add the sweetcorn and then pour in the wine and enough water to just cover.
  • 3Bring to a simmer, add half of the cream and then season with salt and black pepper.
  • 4Bring the mixture back to the boil, remove from the heat to cool slightly and then transfer to a blender. Bend until very smooth and light, for a good 5 mins then return the soup to the pan to heat though.
  • 5Make some soured cream by whisking the remaining cream with the lemon juice until thickened. It takes a while but is well worth it!
  • 6Ladle the soup into a serving bowl and then sprinkle with a little of the crab and add a spoonful of the now firm soured cream in the middle.
  • 7Enjoy how wonderfully light, tasty and warming this soup is!

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About Sweetcorn Soup with Crab & Homemade Soured Cream

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy