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Crab and Asparagus Soup
« on: April 18, 2009, 06:43:23 am »
Crab and Asparagus Soup



Ingredients:

2 bunches fresh asparagus
2 cm piece of ginger
1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
1 tsp sugar, preferably palm sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 Tbsp water
200g crab meat, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Method:


Peel the asparagus stalks (starting from just below the tip and going towards the base) and break off the hard part from the base of the stalks. Keep the woody sections and chop into 2cm sections. Wash the asparagus in cold water. Chop into pieces to go into the TMX basket. Preferably stand the pieces with the tips up if you wish to use them for garnish.




Place ginger in TMX bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 7. Scrape down as needed.
Place the woody stems and stock into the TMX bowl with sugar, salt and fish sauce. Place the basket in the TMX and cook for 20 minutes at 100C on  :-: + speed 1. Remove the basket with the asparagus and take out the pieces. Cool in iced water. Take the asparagus infused stock and strain, using the basket, into a bowl.

Place the asparagus pieces in the Varoma. Return the strained stock mixture to the TMX bowl with the cornflour mix, position Varoma and cook for 4 minutes at 100C on speed 1. Add the crab and reposition the Varoma on top and cook for 3 minutes at 90C on  :-: and  ^^. Remove the Varoma, season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Set the TMX to :-: and speed 1 and drizzle in the beaten eggs.

Place asparagus sections in soup bowls or serving dish and pour soup over top. Garnish with coriander leaves or spring onions(shallots).



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JD - Thought I would turn this one into chicken and asparagus soup Thermomixer. Used all your measurements but got lost somewhere in the directions so then just did my own thing. Not a cheap soup but very nice - mine looked as good as yours too  and if ever I can get hold of some crabs (don't like the canned stuff) I will definitely make it with them.
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Re: Crab and Asparagus Soup
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 09:01:47 am »
Thought I would turn this one into chicken and asparagus soup Thermomixer. Used all your measurements but got lost somewhere in the directions so then just did my own thing ??? ??? Not a cheap soup but very nice - mine looked as good as yours too ;) ;) ;) and if ever I can get hold of some crabs (don't like the canned stuff) I will definitely make it with them.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: Crab and Asparagus Soup
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 09:20:05 am »
Great to see how adventurous you are - how did DH enjoy it?
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Re: Crab and Asparagus Soup
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009, 09:43:38 am »
He loved it, Asian style soups are his favourite.  He used to love sharkfin soup until he found they cut off the fin and just threw the shark back in the sea - no longer orders it.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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