Salor ta peng sor sach kdam.
(White asparagus with crab meat soup).
Back home, white asparagus with crabmeat soup is usually reserved for wedding banquet or very special occasions. Authentic Khmer Krom recipe for this soup cooked with kdam-sre (rice- field crab). Back in the old time, our ancestors used to pounds the tiny crabs till it liquefies for this soup. Iíve tried that technique once for my dad without using the aid of electrical applicant. It took a lot of time, but it was the best white asparagus soup Iíve ever tasted. However, I prefer this recipe because it very easy to make and itís also taste good. If you canít eat shellfish substitute crabmeat with boiled, chopped chicken breast.
- Ingredients :
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 Canned or 4 cups Swanson Chicken-broth or any brand
- 1 Small yellow onions, minced
- 1 large canned white asparagus
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- ľ Teaspoon salt
- ľ Teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Canned (6 oz) Bumble Bee Fancy white crab meat or 6 oz fresh lump crabmeat.(When I canít find fresh lump crabmeat. I prefer Bumble Bee brand, because crabmeat has very little odor and higher quality meat)
- 6 oz Imitation crab meat (option)
- 1 beaten egg (option)
- 3 Stalks green onion, chopped
- Ĺ Cup chopped cilantro
- Procedures :
Heat up a small saucepan. Add oil and garlic when it hot. Sautť garlic till light brown. Set a side.
Put yellow onion and chicken broth in a soup pot and cook in medium temperature.
While soup stock cooking, open jar of white asparagus, pour liquid in to a small bowl. Add cornstarch with liquid and mix well. Set a side.
Removes asparagus stems from jar and put it in a plate. Shredded asparagus stems to long,thin strips.
Add white asparagus in to boiling soup stock.
Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, salt and black pepper.
Pour cornstarch liquid in to boiling soup stock with one hand, and other hand to stirs soup well.
Add crabmeat, imitation crabmeat and garlic oil. Stirs well.
Pour beaten egg in to boiling soup and stir well.
Top with green onion and cilantro before serve.
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