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KellyAndersson

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CORN/CRAB soup
      04/28/04 02:42 PM

Corn and Crab Soup:
(from Oregon sculptor Jim Carpenter)
original recipe link

5 cups chicken stock
1 can (15 ounces) cream-style corn
1/2 pound real crab meat or the imitation (about 1 cup)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
2 teaspoons Shao Xing rice wine (or sherry, but you'll regret it)
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
3 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water
2 beaten egg whites
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Chopped green onions to garnish

Bring chicken stock and corn to a boil, reduce heat, simmer for a few minutes. Add the crab, salt and pepper, rice wine, and ginger. Heat through. Pour in cornstarch mixture, heat and stir to thicken. Gently stir in egg whites a bit at a time; a figure-eight stir does nicely. When the egg whites are egg flowers, remove from heat and stir in the sesame oil. Serve with chopped onions.

Notes: "If you're wealthy, overly fussy, or like picking crabs, crab meat is for you," Jim Carpenter said. "I'm cheap, and I don't like picking crabs; Krab suits me fine for this. I prefer the packaged item over bulk offerings; it seems to stay in chunks rather than separating into sheets. Tear the chunks a little smaller. You could also add grilled sweet corn. I particularly like the rice wine in the light-green, gourd-shaped bottle from Yi Shen or Sunrise. Leave out the rice wine and ginger if you like; tinker with adding other wee bits of things. A garnish of chopped fresh cilantro (instead of green onions) would be a thought ... or a small pinch of five-spice powder."

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* CORN/CRAB soup KellyAndersson 04/28/04 02:42 PM
. * Help Please! Vicam   05/04/04 09:45 PM
. * Re: Help Please! KellyAndersson   05/05/04 10:43 AM
. * Re: CORN/CRAB soup Linz   04/28/04 07:50 PM
. * Re: CORN/CRAB soup Kree   04/29/04 05:55 PM
. * Re: CORN/CRAB soup KellyAndersson   04/29/04 11:40 AM
. * Dungeness Crab Jennifer Rose   04/29/04 02:00 PM
. * Re: Dungeness Crab sperry_twiggins   05/05/04 08:52 AM
. * Re: Dungeness Crab KellyAndersson   05/05/04 10:39 AM
. * Leftover Crab Jennifer Rose   05/05/04 02:15 PM
. * Ooh, this looks great! -nt- Kree   04/28/04 07:27 PM
. * CREAM CORN/CRAB soup Shell Marr   04/28/04 04:10 PM

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