Crab & Asparagus Soup (Queensland) Recipe
2 tsp reduced-calorie margarine
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup diced celery
2 tbsp finely chopped carrot
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp minced shallots
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 cup skim milk
1 tbsp dry sherry
1/2 bay leaf
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
1/8 tsp thyme leaves
3 oz thawed, well drained crabmeat, flak, ed
1/2 cup sliced asparagus spears
In 1 1/2-quart saucepan heat margarine over medium-high heat until
bubbly; add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and shallots; saute,
stirring occasionally, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with
flour and stir quickly to combine. Gradually add milk, stirring
constantly, and cook until sauce is smooth. Add remaining
ingredients, except crabmeat and asparagus and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and add crabmeat and asparagus. Cover and cook,
stirring occasionally, until soup is thickened and vegetables are
tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.
Makes 2 servings.
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