Crab and Poblano Soup

Crab and Poblano Soup
Makes:
8 servings
Serving Size:
3/4 cup
Start to Finish:
30 mins
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Crab and Poblano Soup

Ingredients
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
poblano chile peppers, seeded and chopped
3/4
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
2
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1
14 ounce can chicken broth
2
cups milk
6
ounces asadero cheese or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (1-1/2 cups)
1
6 1/2 ounce can lump crabmeat, drained, or 8 ounces fresh lump crabmeat, picked over and cut into bite-size pieces
1
recipe Fresh Tomato Salsa
1
recipe Crisp Tortilla Strips (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add chile peppers, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add broth all at once, stirring to combine. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 1 minute more.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in milk and cheese. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes more or until cheese melts. Stir in crabmeat; heat through.
  3. Top each serving with Fresh Tomato Salsa. If desired, serve with Crisp Tortilla Strips.

Crisp Tortilla Strips

Ingredients

3
6-inch flour tortillas
 
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll up each flour tortilla. Using a sharp knife, slice tortilla roll crosswise for long, thin strips. Lightly coat tortilla strips with nonstick cooking spray and spread on a baking sheet. Bake about 5 minutes or until golden. Cool.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Ingredients

3
roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1
green onion, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
2
teaspoons lime juice
1
teaspoon finely chopped fresh jalapeno chile pepper
 
Salt and ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl stir together tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno chile pepper. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

(Crab and Poblano Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 203 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 60 mg chol.,
  • 664 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 14 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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