Tuesday, November 11, 2008

{tasty tuesdays} Roasted Corn and Crab Soup

One of my favorite soup recipes ever. And it really is deceptively quick and easy!
image courtesy of bhg.com

Roasted Corn and Crab Soup

1 16 oz. package frozen whole kernel corn
2 cups chopped onions (2 large)
1 ½ cups coarsely chopped red sweet peppers
1 tablespoon cooking oil
4 14-oz. cans chicken broth
½ tsp dried thyme, crushed
1/8 to ¼ tsp ground red pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup half-and-half or light cream
4 oz cooked crabmeat, cut into bite-size pieces (2/3 cup)*

Thaw frozen corn and pat dry with paper towels. Line a baking pan with foil and lightly grease. Spread corn in prepared pan. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes; stir. Bake about 10 minutes more until golden brown, stirring once or twice. Remove from oven; set aside.

In a 4-quart Dutch oven or large pot cook onions and sweet peppers in hot oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until nearly tender. Add roasted corn, 3cans of the broth, thyme, and red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

In a large screw-top jar combine remaining 1 can broth and the flour. Cover and shake well; stir into soup. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir one minute more. Stir in half-and-half; heat through. To serve, ladle soup into bowls; divide crabmeat among bowls.

*You can substitute imitation crabmeat for real; it’s all I’ve ever personally used in this recipe. I also like to use a little more than just 4 ounces, since I love crab :)

Go, and eat soup. Lots of yummy soup.


alyssa said...

Oh my gosh Talia that sounds SO GOOD!!!!! I love the cold weather! Woohoo!

PS, made your pumpkin recipe this weekend and it was GREAT!!!!

Lydia said...

yummy!! come and make it for me please. lol

oh hello friend said...

YUM i loveeee corn. and crab! great recipe.

lol, can you come make it for me too friend? ;)

Misty said...

Allow me to be the dummy... Where does one get crabmeat???

your bread, by the way, was amazing!

Kourtni said...

Wow that looks amazing. I actually have to go to the grocery store today, so I'm thinking I'll be picking up ingredients to make this!! Did you know that soup is probably my favorite food? Next to guacamole of course. Hehe.

Sunny said...

I need to put together a "recipes from Talia" cookbook now! Yum!