Mildred Kemp’s “Secret Ingredient” Crab soup is perfect as I roll out my Word-of-the-Year: Incognito. A secret ingredient transforms something good into positively delicious. Jesus is my “secret ingredient” to a positively delicious life — He’s what makes any connection a memorable connection. Sweet to the soul, yours and another’s.
When Ceslie served up Mildred Kemp’s Crab Soup for a lovely lunch, she asked us: “Can you guess the secret ingredient?”
Well, no, we couldn’t. But here it is (shhh – only for you) — Mildred and Ces add 1/4 teaspoon sugar. Even those of you “off sugar” for a New Year’s Resolution can find someting to exchange for that tiny bit of surprise taste.
Mildred’s Crab Soup is simple, colorful, and not expensive if you use imitation crab. I’m afraid I was out of sweet peppers so I substituted yellow zucchini, broccoli and carrots. I prefer the peppers, but you can fill this with your favorite vegetables to help you meet at least one of your New Year’s Resolutions: more veggies, baby!
- 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 large red, green and yellow pepper, each chopped
- 1 lb crab flakes, chopped
- 1 T. butter
- 1 T. flour
- ¼ t. sugar
- ¼ t. Wocestershire sauce
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup half and half
- Saute vegetables in saucepan 15 min. or til tender
- Remove from heat
- Stir in crab, salt and pepper
- In a large saucepan, melt butter
- Stir in flour, sugar, and Worscestershire
- Add half and half and milk all at once
- Cook and stir ove rmedium heat until slightly thickened
- Stir in vegetables and crab
- Heat slightly but do not boil
Try it and let me know what you think! I suggest toasted sourdough bread on the side for dipping. We’re a dipping kind of family.