Saturday, June 26, 2010


I know I promised some CSA posts but life, as per usual, has been super hectic. Anyway, in the past few weeks we've received lots of scallions in our CSA share so I thought I'd make a couple of Chinese dishes.

Chinese Corn Soup

First up, Chinese corn soup. If you like Chinese corn soup, this soup is so fast and so easy that you'll kick yourself for not thinking of it earlier. All you need is a couple of cans of creamed corn, vegetable stock (1 or 2 cans worth), salt, pepper, soy sauce, cornstarch slurry and some garnish. I garnished with scallions, soy sauce and sriracha. I also opted to throw in some shredded soy curls. (Side note: growing up we always had creamed corn in the house for corn soup. It was only until I was older that I even know that creamed corn was eaten as a side dish and not as an ingredient for soup.)

Scallion Pancakes

Second, we've got scallion pancakes. I didn't do the best job with making them but they went together quite nicely and totally satisfied my Chinese food craving. Recipes for scallion pancakes are pretty much the same everywhere. I don't use yeast in mine, but I might try this one next time. I serve mine with hoisin sauce and sriracha instead of a traditional dipping sauce. It might seem daunting to make, but it's worth a shot at least once if you like scallion pancakes.

So there you have it, a pretty easy Chinese meal using some great CSA scallions. I received some pretty nifty stuff in my share this week too so hopefully I'll get around to making something interesting.


blessedmama said...

Great site! Thanks for sharing the yummy corn recipes. I've got a huge bag of frozen corn in my freezer callin' my name.

ms. veganorama said...

Thanks blessedmama! :)

shado said...

Oh the memories. I sometimes do a Japanese variation on corn soup and add soft tofu and seaweed sprinkles (that's what I call them) but technically it is "furikake". See here:

Most have bonito/fish flavouring so you have to read the ingredient list very carefully.

blessedmama said...

Thanks for checking out my blog, Ms. Veganorama! I love your name, too. I'm-a gonna make you a link on my blog, FYI.

vegiebug said...

yum yum yum! these both look amazing!

ms. veganorama said...

shado, blessedmama and vegibug: Thanks! :)

HayMarket8 said...

I love soup. The corn soup looks fantastic. I just found your blog and love it! You have some great food and some great pictures! You have a new follower. :)

ms. veganorama said...

Thanks so much! I've been so busy lately that I haven't posted much but hopefully I'll have something this week. :)

Kate said...

Ooooh, I do love super easy soups, I have this one southwestern red beans and corn one that is yummy. Thanks for sharing!


ms. veganorama said...

Thanks Kate! :)

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