Corn and Gulf Coast Blue Crab Soup with Crispy Tortilla Strips
Provided by Fresh from Florida Gulf Seafood
- 12 ounces Gulf Coast Blue Crab meat
- 3 ½ cups corn kernels cut from about 6 medium ears of corn
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
- 1 ½ cups onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeno pepper small, seeded and minced
- 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 lime, zest half and squeeze the whole lime for juice
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 cups crispy corn tortilla strips
- TT kosher salt
- TT pepper, freshly ground
- Melt butter or heat olive oil in a large, heavy pot. Stir in onion, garlic and jalapeño, and cook over moderately high heat until lightly browned, about six to seven minutes.
- Stir in corn and cook until the corn is lightly browned, about five minutes. Add broth, chili powder and simmer until corn is tender, about 15 minutes. Lightly season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer half of the soup into a blender or food processor, and puree until almost smooth. Add the blended soup back into the unblended soup, and stir to combine.
- Add the lime juice and zest, crab meat and cilantro to the soup and bring to a boil. Serve hot and garnish with tortilla strips.
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