Chilled Sweet Corn Broth with Crab and Avocado Salad

Total Time:
4 hr
35 min
3 hr
25 min

6 servings

  • Chilled Sweet Corn Broth:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 4 ears fresh corn, kernels removed (about 2 cups kernels)
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Crab and Avocado Salad, recipe follows
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish
  • Freshly ground white pepper, for garnish
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for garnish
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the corn, thyme, and water and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs. Remove the soup in batches to a blender and puree until smooth. Strain the soup through a fine sieve. Season with salt and white pepper. Add slightly more salt than needed to compensate for the cold serving temperature. Cover and chill for 3 hours or longer. Divide the Crab and Avocado Salad between 6 chilled bowls. Arrange the salad in a ring in each bowl. Spoon the soup into the center. Garnish with chopped fresh chives, freshly ground white pepper and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

Crab and Avocado Salad:
  • 2 oranges, juiced

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper

  • 1 pound jumbo lump or lump crabmeat, flaked

  • 3 avocados, peeled, coarsely chopped

  • Whisk the orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, and olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and white pepper. Fold in the crab meat and avocados. Adjust seasonings. Cover and chill.

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