Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CREAMY CRABMEAT AND CREAMED CORN SOUP

Recently we bought several tins of the tasty mollusk, crabmeat and enjoyed it with creamy eggs. Today, I am combining some crabmeat with canned cream corn to make a delectable soup. Over a million tons of crabmeat are eaten annually and we are doing our part. We always have canned cream corn in the pantry for outdoor cookouts and it makes this soup an enthralling, taste-bud satisfying delight.

Crabmeat is very versatile and for soups one can make chowder or a cream soup. I particularly like an oriental recipe I found a few years ago because it is loaded with flavour. If you like crabmeat you will like this creamy Asian soup.

This dish is adapted from Ellen Dong’s recipe in the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Cookbook, Augusta, Georgia.


Crabmeat-Corn Soup                                        serves 4

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 green onions (scallions) chopped finely
1 tablespoon minced gingerroot

2- 6 ounce each cans of crabmeat*
1 teaspoon salt or more to taste
1 tablespoon dry sherry

2 cups of seafood stock or broth. Chicken stock/broth is okay also. **
1- 15 ounce can of creamed corn

1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon of oil

White pepper and oriental sesame oil to taste


Method

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan
  2. Add the scallions and gingerroot
  3. Add the crabmeat, salt and sherry
  4. Add the stock and bring to boiling
  5. Add the creamed corn and stir thoroughly
  6. When the mixture returns to boiling add the cornstarch slurry
  7. Turn off the heat
  8. Drizzle in  the eggs while stirring
  9. Add white pepper and sesame oil to taste and serve

* If your purse allows, add some chunkiness with a little fresh lump crabmeat.

** I have a jar of lobster base in my pantry. One time I had no seafood stock (such as shrimp broth from shells) so I used chicken stock with a teaspoon of the lobster base. It was delightful but chicken stock alone is fine.

We are very keen on this soup for its preparation simplicity. It is intriguingly delicious in flavour and has an alluring aroma.  Please don’t serve this sumptuous soup to too many diners at once because all the Mmmm-ing around the table may be a distraction.

36 comments:

kathy stemke said...

this soup is delicious! Nice photos sweetheart. hehehe

Love your BW,
The Educationtipster

anthony stemke said...

KATHY STEMKE: Nice photos? NICE? They are fantastic photos, as you should know because you took them.

We certainly enjoyed eating this soup. Of course there was no dinner conversation because we couldn't stop "Mmmmm ing".

I love you sweet baby girl.

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh my gosh Anthony!!! Everytime I come to this blog, you make me drool.

As soon as I can find a can of creamed corn that they don't add sugar to, I am going to try this. We live in such a small town that I have to wait until I go to either Erie or Pittsburgh to look.

anthony stemke said...

MY JOURNEY WITH CANDIDA: Good point My Journey, they put all manner of stuff in cans, corn sugar, salt etc.
Although you may make your own creamed corn, it might not be worth the hassle to you.
At any rate, continued best wishes on your alkaline regimen.

Chandrani said...

Very tasty and delicious soup...

Leovi said...

Unmmm, this must be very good.
PS, if my picture you can see a figure but varies according to the person who looks and your imagination.

Malli said...

That's a toungue-twister:)
The soup looks awesome. It makes it so much easier to go with canned crab, than cleaning out steamed crab to get to the meat!

anthony stemke said...

CHANDRANI: Thank You for saying so.

LEOVI: I'm sure you are right, each viewer has a different perspective.

MALLI: You are 100% correct, that is what I like about it, using the canned crabmeat; otherwise purchasing the fresh is expensive.

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds delicious. I've eaten chicken and sweetcorn soup, but never crabmeat. I want to try it now. :-)

Susanne Drazic said...

The soup sounds yummy. Something I'd enjoy, but not so sure about my guys.

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Again, you, with the crabmeat! Looks fantastic and best of all, EASY!! :)

anthony stemke said...

MISHA GERICKE: Chicken is very good too; crabmeat used instead has a more delicate and fragrant flavour. Good luck with meeting your goals.

SUSANNE DRAZIC: I cannot imagine why your guys wouldn't clamor for this soup. Its a tasty and for you, hasty.

DAWN @LIGHTEN UP: You got that right!

The Golden Eagle said...

Whenever I stop by here I always find something else that sounds really good!

Nicki Elson said...

Ooh, this sounds interesting. I had no idea you could buy crab meat in cans. This is good news.

anthony stemke said...

THE GOLDEN EAGLE: Thank you for your genial compliment, I appreciate them.

NICKI ELSON: Yes, not as expensive as one might think. Thanks for calling.

Chatón said...

This sounds so good! I rarely make soup from scratch because I'm a bit of a lazy cook. This may get me motivated though! Thanks for calling me a good mom. I appreciated it! Any tips about cognitive exercises for toddlers? I know you guys homeschool so I thought you might have some ideas.

nutschell said...

aww you and kathy are super sweet. I bet that soup is too. Looks fabulous@
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

anthony stemke said...

CHATON: Yeah, what's good is the ease of preparation here.
The toddler selected the Yo toddler because (Ithink) he recognized it from earlier. The Chobani, to her, had no meaning, couldn't read the label, it might as well have been Baby Chocolate.
The Educated Tipster can very definately help you.
Thanks for calling good mama.

NUTSCHELL: What a lovely comment, Thank You so much.

Jolene Perry said...

WOW this looks absolutely incredible.
Seriously yummy.
It helps that it's below zero outside, but STILL.

Purabi Naha said...

I have a few crabs left in my refrigerator and was searching for a new recipe to feed my family. This one looks perfectly appetizing!
http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

Words Of Deliciousness said...

This soup sounds amazing. I know that I would love it.

kmckendry said...

This sounds delicious. My husband loves crab and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thanks

Lynda R Young said...

I've made something similar to this (without the crabmeat)and it was wonderful! I'll have to try it with crabmeat next time.

anthony stemke said...

JOLENE: Yes indeed, cold weather is conducive to soup eating. Thanks.

PURABI NAHA: I'm sure you will enjoy this crab/corn combination. Thanks for calling.

WORDS OF DELICIOUSNESS: The key to this soup is in your name - Delicious.

Jean said...

My husband Jim wants a bowl of this RIGHT now!!! Wow did you get him interested -- it is only 8:12 AM!

Thank you! :)

jean

anthony stemke said...

KMCKENDRY: This will surely please you.

anthony stemke said...

LYNDRA R YOUNG: When you put the crab in you'll be delighted with the flavour.

JEAN: That's great Jean. Have him read my recipe, this particular one is quite easy. So - while you are busy beading, he can put this together in no time flat. If he is serving this to you in bed,all you have to do is have your tray ready. cm

hemalata said...

I've never had crab meat, but I'd love to give it a try after seeing this delicious soup. It's sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing...

Hema's Kitchen

Lizzy said...

Oh, gosh, I am just imagining the deliciousness of this soup! I like the idea of adding a little lobster base to some chicken broth...nice tip!

anthony stemke said...

HEMALATA: Pick up a can near the canned tuna and sardines, it's nice to have on hand. Thanks for calling.

LIZZY: You have a good imagination. Thanks

Claudia Del Balso said...

Hi Anthony,
I hopped over from Lynda R. Young's blog who's having a cyber BBQ ;)
I am adding your blog to my favorites since I, too, love to cook. I might try some of your yummy recipes.
I just became your 153rd follower ;)
Cheers!
Claudia
www.claudiadelbalso.blogspot.com

anthony stemke said...

CLAUDIA DEL MALSO: Lynda R. Young is a brilliant woman, you are smart to watch her.
Thank You for calling, hope to see you often.

the Junkie book said...

this will sure be delectable. i need to flag this! tell me ginger root is equivalent to ginger or something totally different?

anthony stemke said...

THE JUNKIE BOOK: Gingerroot IS ginger. I say gingerroot to distinguish it from powdered ginger. Fresh ginger, aka gingerroot is that gnarly beige tuber.
So, to make a long story short,yes,it is equivalent.

Scott O'Connor said...

Try this with left over chicken. Dice up the chicken add ginger with the frothed egg white and corn starch, then add it to the broth and cream corn. YUM YUM Then add the chopped up green onion.

anthony stemke said...

SCOTT O'CONNOR: Yeah, that's a great variation, Turkey too. Thanks for your input.

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