In the episode, Emily is joined by self-proclaimed “Corn Soup Enthusiast” and friend of EatAhFood, Lisa. Not only does Lisa show Emily her tips and tricks on how to achieve flavourful and delicious Trini Corn Soup every time, but she also shares her unique process on turning out a colourful dish and maintaining a balance of textures throughout the soup. After making this, you might get put in house…. or around the Savannah!
Special thanks to Cuisine for sponsoring this recipe. Cuisine products can be found at Massy Stores, nationwide.
Trini Corn Soup Ingredients
2/3 cup of Cuisine Yellow Split Peas
3 tbsp Cuisine Soyabean Oil
3 ears of fresh corn, sliced into ½ inch pieces
Seasonings and aromatics
1 cup of chopped onions
3 tbsp of chopped chive
1 tbsp chopped shadon beni
1 tbsp chopped local celery
1 tbsp of parsley
1 tbsp chopped pimento peppers
4 tbsp of garlic
1 ½ cups of chopped carrots
1 cup of chopped pumpkin
½ cup coconut milk powder
1 tin of Cuisine Cream Style Corn
1 scotch bonnet pepper
Dumpling dough (optional, see recipe below)
Salt & Black Pepper to paste
In a pressure cooker, combine split peas with 6 cups of water and pressure cook for 45 minutes or until the peas are tender. You can do this step ahead of time.
In a thick bottomed pot over medium heat, add oil, half of the aromatics. Sauté for 2 minutes while stirring.
Add cooked split peas and bring to a boil.
Add cream style corn, coconut milk and add 2 cups of boiling water.
Add fresh corn and bring to a boil.
Add pumpkin and seasoning with salt and black pepper. Cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
Add carrots and dumplings.
Add the remainder of the seasonings and aromatics.
Cover and allow to cook for 15 minutes.
Serve hot and enjoy!
1 cup of Cuisine All Purpose Flour
½ cup water
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp of Cuisine Genuine Demerara Brown Sugar
Combine water, salt and brown sugar in a large bowl.
Add water and stir together.
Once you can no longer stir with a spoon, knead the dough on a clean surface for about five minutes or until the dough is smooth.
Allow to rest for 20 minutes.
Bring a pot of water to boil.
Cut and shape dumpling dough into your desired shape.