Easy Crab Soup

Easy Crab Soup
Staff Writer
Easy Crab Soup

Amie Valpone

Easy Crab Soup

When we feel we are valuable, we surround ourselves with luxury. Comforts and pleasures beyond those needed for everyday living. Luxury is not a materialism; it doesn't have to be a new car or a shiny ring. It can simply be a holiday candle, a piece of good chocolate, listening to good music. These luxuries cost little but mean so much.

My luxury today is crab soup and boy oh boy is it good. A little bit expensive — but I'm worth it. What’s your idea of treating yourself to luxury?

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10  cherry tomatoes, halved
  • scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1  Cup  vegetable broth
  • 2  Tablespoons  lime juice
  • large carrots, julienned
  • 1/4  Cup  finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2  Pound  lump crabmeat
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  garlic salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 2  Teaspoons  slivered almonds
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  lemon zest

Directions

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat. Transfer to serving bowls. Serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
30mg
4%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
86mg
6%
Water
44g
2%

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.