Recipe

Chilled avocado soup with crab

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Chilled avocado soup with crab
  • 3 fresh jalapeños or long green chillies
  • 3 green onions (scallions), white and green parts
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 125 gram yellow grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander (cilantro), torn
  • 120 gram cooked fresh crab meat
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lime juice
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 2 medium_piece (500g) avocados, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (210g) greek-style yoghurt

Method

Chilled avocado soup with crab
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced).
  • 2
    Cut two of the chillies in half lengthways. Place in a roasting pan with the white part of onion, garlic, tomatoes and half the oil, season with salt, toss to coat. Roast for 15 minutes or until chillies are soft. Cool.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, remove seeds from remaining chilli, chop finely. Thinly slice the green part of the onion. Combine chopped chilli, sliced green onion, coriander, crab and remaining oil in a medium bowl. Cover, refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 4
    Blend roasted vegetables with juice, the water, avocado and yoghurt until smooth. Season to taste. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • 5
    Ladle chilled soup into bowls, top with crab mixture. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

Notes

If you want to reduce the intensity of the chillies, remove their seeds and membranes before roasting. You can use chopped prawns or diced scallops instead of the crab meat if you like. You will need 3 limes for this recipe. Avocados are grown year round in Australia with varieties peaking at different times. One of the tastiest is hass, with creamy flesh, an oval shape and pebbly dark skin as it ripens. To check if avocados are ripe, squeeze the neck end gently.

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