This was so good, especially on a hot humid day when I really didn't want to turn the stove on. I used a couple of tilapia filets instead of the crab meat because my husband has a shellfish allergy. I also used lime juice instead of lemon, because I had fresh limes on hand. Next time I'd like to add some cilantro. This was really rich, creamy, and yummy.
I don't normally like cold soups, but this is now my favorite all time soup. I have made it 6 times in the last month. We were scrapping the blender the first time I made it so I now always make 2 batches at once. I did tweek it a bit though with the following changes: rather then measuring a 1/2 cup tomatillos I use 4 tomatillos, instead of the serrano pepper I use 1 jalapeno (insides removed), 2 garlic cloves instead of 1, added a handful of cilantro, added juice from 1/2 lemon.
For the crab mixture: 1/2 chopped red pepper instead of 2 tbsps, replaced the chives with cilantro. Used the rind of a whole orange and squeezed the juice from the orange into the mixture. Added a little salt and pepper. It comes out perfect every time !!! Even my nephew loves it and he is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. One time I forgot the crab so I replaced it with tuna - was good that way too. The soup part could easily be used as a dip also, especially for raw veggies.
Loved this recipe. Added a bit more salt and citrus then then asked for and also added a dash of pepper to crab. Not at all bland as stated in other reviews. Loved this and will be making again in the future!
I make this with chopped shrimp instead of crab due to personal preference. It is an elegant and unusual soup that is always a huge hit at our cocktail and dinner parties. Our guests just love it and so do we
I really liked this recipe. However, it is extremely rich! . I made my own buttermilk & used king crab meat that I had on hand. I would make it again, but as another reviewer stated I would serve the base as a dip.
I really liked this. Instead of tomatillos, I used a tomatillo salsa that was marked as medium spicy and omitted the peppers. I think this added a nice spice and flavor to the recipe. Other than that I kept everything the same and thought it turned out well. It was also very rich so smaller portions for more people might work if served with something else.
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