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Asparagus and Crab Meat soup Recipe

Asparagus and Crab Meat soup

Flavorsome soup made with shallots, crab meat, asparagus and seasoned mildly.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 05 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings6
  • Medium

Ingredients of Asparagus and Crab Meat soup

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tsp of nuoc mam (Vietnamese fish sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 shallots - chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves - chopped
  • 8 ounces lump crab meat - picked over and drained
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot - mixed with 2 tbs cold water
  • 1 egg - lightly beaten
  • 15 oz white asparagus spears
  • 1 Tbsp shredded coriander
  • 1 scallion - thinly sliced, cut into 1 inch sections with canning liquid reserved

How to Make Asparagus and Crab Meat soup

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1.
Combine broth, 1 tablespoon of the fish sauce, sugar and salt in a 3 quart soup pot. Bring to a boil.
2.
Reduce the heat and simmer. Heat the oil in a skillet and dd the shallots and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant.
3.
Add the crab meat, the remaining 2 teaspoons fish sauce and black pepper to taste.
4.
Stir fry over high heat for about 1 minute then set aside. Bring the soup to a boil.
5.
Add the cornstarch mixture and stir gently until the soup thickens and is clear.
6.
While the soup is boiling, add the egg and stir gently, continue to stir for about 1 minute.
7.
Add the crab meat mixture and asparagus with its canning liquid and cook gently until heated through.
8.
Transfer the soup to a heated tureen.
9.
Sprinkle on the coriander, scallion and freshly ground black pepper.
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