12 November 2008

the best soup ever

i made up my very own recipe - and it is so good! although i have no way to tell if it's actually as good as i think it is. jack loved it, but he doesn't count. really he doesn't - once he came home and i yelled to him from the other room to try my beans. he said: this is so good, honey, but maybe it needs a little salt. when i went in, i realized he had eaten a spoonful of the soaking beans (only half fit in my pot so i left the rest on the counter in a bowl of water). seriously.

anyway. maybe someone can try this recipe and let me know? it's quick and easy. this is for a little pot (2 big, big bowls), but you could double it for more.

cajun corn and crab soup

4 tbsp. butter (1/2 stick)
1/2 c. onion, chopped (1 small)
1/3 c. celery, chopped
1/4 tsp. garlic, minced
2 tbsp. flour
15 oz. chicken broth (1 can)
15 oz. sweet corn cream-style (1 can)
1 c. heavy whipping cream
6 oz. crab meat (1 can)
1/4 tsp. liquid crab boil

· Melt 2 tbsp. butter in sauce pan. Add chopped onion and celery. Cook until soft (about 10 minutes).
· Whisk in flour. Cook for 2 minutes.
· Stir in chicken broth and liquid crab boil. Sprinkle in thyme, salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.
· Remove from heat. Stir in crab meat, cream and remaining butter. Let sit for 1 hour.
·Reheat gently. Do not boil.

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