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Chilled Fresh Corn Soup with King Crab

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther
Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 45 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: about 2/3 cup soup and about 1/4 cup crabmeat)
This chilled soup is full of delectably sweet fresh corn and gorgeous pieces of king crab legs.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen cooked king crab legs, thawed
  • 6 cups fresh corn kernels (about 11 ears)
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 115
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 10 g
  • carbohydrate 16.2 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 383 mg
  • calcium 59 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cut shells off crab with kitchen shears; reserve shells. Coarsely chop crabmeat; chill. Combine shells, corn, 4 1/2 cups water, and red pepper in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes or until corn is very tender. Discard shells.

  2. Place half of corn mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Process until smooth. Press pureed corn mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids. Repeat procedure with remaining corn mixture. Stir in milk, chives, and black pepper. Chill 2 hours. Top with reserved crabmeat.

Cook's Notes

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