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Roasted Tomatillo And Garlic Soup With Lump Crabmeat

Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 lbs 908g / 32ozTomatillo - husk removed
3/4 cup 46g / 1.6ozRoughly-chopped Spanish onion
3 cups 711mlGarlic cloves (large)
1/4 cup 59mlOlive oil
1 1/3   Chicken stock
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlTabasco brand Garlic Pepper Sauce
1/3 teaspoon 1.7mlTabasco brand Pepper Sauce
1 tablespoon 15mlGround cumin
3 1/2 tablespoons 52mlSugar
2 teaspoons 10mlSalt
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozLump crabmeat
1/2   Red bell pepper
1/2   Yellow bell pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlChopped fresh cilantro
1   Lime - juiced
1/3 teaspoon 1.7mlSalt
1   Freshly-ground white pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons 37mlSour cream
1 tablespoon 15mlCold water
1/3 teaspoon 1.7mlTabasco brand Pepper Sauce

Recipe Instructions

Toss whole tomatillo, onion, garlic and olive oil in mixing bowl. Transfer to roasting pan and place in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and add to chicken stock. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove soup from heat and using a regular or hand-held blender, puree the soup. Pass through a chinois or fine sieve to remove seeds and any unblended pieces.

Season with Tabasco brand Garlic Pepper Sauce, 1/3 teaspoon Tabasco brand Pepper Sauce, sugar, cumin and 2/3 tablespoon salt. Keep soup hot.

Roast red and yellow peppers over burner or under broiler. Place in a plastic bag and let rest for 30 minutes.

Inspect crabmeat for shell pieces and cartilage.

Chop cilantro leaves. Peel roasted peppers, remove seeds and membrane and cut into medium dice.

Combine crabmeat, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, white pepper and 1/3 teaspoon salt. Toss to incorporate all ingredients and chill for at least one hour before use.

In mixing bowl, combine sour cream, water and 1/3 teaspoon Tabasco brand Pepper Sauce. Pour into a squeeze bottle that is suitable for "sauce painting."

For service, place 2 tablespoons of crab mixture in the center of a soup plate and ladle 1 cup of soup around the mixture. Paint "squiggles" of sour cream mix onto the surface of the soup.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

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