Auntie Neenee's Trinidadian Corn Soup: A Taste of the Caribbean

Auntie Neenee's Trinidadian Corn Soup: A Taste of the Caribbean


Welcome to Auntie Neenee's Caribbean Kitchen! Today, we're bringing you a flavourful and heartwarming recipe that captures the essence of Trinidad and Tobago – Auntie Neenee's Trinidadian Corn Soup. This hearty soup is a favourite throughout the Caribbean, and Auntie Neenee's Pepper Sauce adds a burst of island flavour that you won't be able to resist. Let's dive into this delicious adventure and create a taste of the Caribbean right in your kitchen!


For the Soup:
- 4 cups of fresh corn kernels or chopped corn on the cob(about 6 ears of corn)
- 1 cup of diced pumpkin or can of puree pumpkin
- 1 cup of diced carrots
- 1 cup of diced potatoes
- 1 cup of chopped celery
- 1 cup of diced sweet potatoes
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 Tsp - 1 Tbsp Auntie NeeNee's Pepper Sauce (adjust to your preferred spice level)
- 8 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 bay leaves
- Salt and black pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Soup:
- In a large pot, heat some vegetable oil over medium heat.
- Sauté the onions and garlic until they become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the corn, pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, and regular potatoes. Sauté for another 5 minutes.
- Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth, and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer, and add the celery, thyme, Scotch bonnet pepper, bay leaves, and scallions.
- Cover the pot and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.

2. Finish the Soup:
- Once the vegetables are tender, remove the bay leaves and thyme sprigs.
- Use an immersion blender to partially blend the soup, leaving some chunks for texture.
- Stir in the prepared Caribbean sauce, and let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

3. Serve:
- Ladle the Trinidadian Corn Soup into bowls.
- Garnish with additional chopped scallions, a drizzle of coconut milk, and a lime wedge.
- Serve with some homemade dumplings or crusty bread on the side.

4. Enjoy:
- Auntie Neenee's Trinidadian Corn Soup is best enjoyed piping hot. The combination of sweet corn, earthy vegetables, and the spicy-sweet kick of the Caribbean sauce is simply irresistible.

Auntie Neenee's Trinidadian Corn Soup is a bowl of Caribbean comfort that will transport you to the sunny beaches of Trinidad and Tobago. The mix of vibrant flavors, rich aromas, and a touch of heat will have your taste buds dancing. Whether you're serving it at a family gathering or enjoying a quiet evening at home, this soup is sure to warm your heart and soul. So, go ahead, get your ingredients, and prepare to embark on a culinary journey to the Caribbean with Auntie Neenee's secret sauce. Enjoy!

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