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Blue Crab and Corn Soup

This soup reminds me of my trip to Thailand in 1985; it was one of my favorites and brings back fond memories
Categories: Seafood, Soups
Step 1
• Olive oil
1 cup • Onions • finely chopped
1/2 cup • Carrots • finely chopped
1/2 cup • Celery • finely chopped
2 tbsp • Garlic • minced
1 tbsp • Thai green curry paste
3/4 cup • Red bell peppers • finely chopped
5 cup • Corn kernels
1/4 cup • All-purpose flour
2 qt • Crab stock, shrimp stock, or chicken stock
Place an 8-quart stockpot over medium heat with olive oil. Add the onions, carrots, and celery and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and green curry and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the bell peppers and corn to the pot and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle the flour into the pot and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Pour the stock into the pot and stir to combine. Use a whisk if necessary to break up any lumps.
Step 2
1 1/2 cup • Russet potatoes • -inch cubed, peeled
1 tbsp • Salt
1/4 tsp • Cayenne pepper
1 cup • Heavy cream
• Fresh parsley • chopped, for garnish
1 • Lime
2 • Kaffir lime leaves
1 tbsp • Green curry paste
Add the potatoes to the pot and bring to a boil. Add Kaffir lime leaves then reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 20 minutes. Season the chowder with the salt and cayenne pepper and stir in the cream. Puree all ingredients in blender until smooth. Return mixture to pot to ensure it is hot before serving.
Step 3
1/4 cup • Sweet corn • steamed
1/4 cup • Red bell pepper • diced
1/2 tsp • Grain Mustard
2 tsp • Mayonnaise
1 tsp • Fresh cilantro • finely chopped
9 cup • Blue crab meat
Mix crab meat with some corn, peppers, mustard, mayo and cilantro, salt & pepper and set aside. (Use as garnish).

Assembly: Divide soup evenly in bowls. Garnish with crab mixture. Squeeze lime juice into the soup and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Executive Chef Nando Belmonte, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando, FL


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