We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Ackee and Potato Soup with Crab Salad. It should take you about 1 hr 20 min to make this recipe. The Ackee and Potato Soup with Crab Salad recipe should make enough food for 8 to 10 servings.
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Ingredients for Ackee and Potato Soup with Crab Salad
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 leeks, white parts only about 4 inches each, sliced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
- Bouquet garni (2 thyme sprigs, 1 bay leaf and several parsley stems)
- 8 cups chicken stock
- 1 (15-ounce can) ackee, drained and rinsed
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Crab Salad, recipe follows
- 1-pound lump crab meat, picked
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Cheryl’s Hot Sauce, recipe follows
- 1 sprig fresh thyme, picked and chopped
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 10 whole Scotch bonnet peppers, rinsed and stems removed
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
- 10 whole pimento seeds
Directions for Ackee and Potato Soup with Crab Salad
- In a medium size stockpot on medium heat, add oil then butter and sweat leeks and onions until translucent. Then add potatoes and bouquet garni. Stirring the ingredients until you smell the herbs. Now add chicken stock and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer when potatoes are very tender, about 35 to 40 minutes. Add ackee and simmer for a few minutes more, then remove bouquet garni. Puree soup and season with salt and pepper.
- In the center of a shallow soup bowl, mound a small portion of the Crab Salad. Gently ladle about 6 to 8 ounces of the soup around the crab mound.
- Mix all the ingredients in bowl.
- To a blender, add peppers and 1 cup of vinegar and puree. Add remaining vinegar, if needed. Stir in pimento seeds. Store in a bottle or jar in refrigerator.
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Categories in this Recipe
- Crab Salad – Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting “tail” (abdomen) (Greek: βραχύς, romanized: brachys = short, οὐρά / οura = tail), usually hidden entirely under the thorax. They live in all the world’s oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton, and have a single pair of pincers. Several other groups of crustaceans with similar appearances – such as king crabs and porcelain crabs are not true crabs, but have evolved features similar to true crabs through a process known as carcinisation.
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- Vegetable Soup – Vegetable soup is a common soup prepared using vegetables and leaf vegetables as primary ingredients. It dates to ancient history, and is a mass-produced food product in contemporary times.
- Potato – The potato is a starchy tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum and is a root vegetable native to the Americas, with the plant itself being a perennial in the nightshade family Solanaceae.Wild potato species, originating in modern-day Peru, can be found throughout the Americas, from Canada to southern Chile. The potato was originally believed to have been domesticated by Native Americans independently in multiple locations, but later genetic testing of the wide variety of cultivars and wild species traced a single origin for potatoes, in the area of present-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia. Potatoes were domesticated approximately 7,000–10,000 years ago there, from a species in the Solanum brevicaule complex. In the Andes region of South America, where the species is indigenous, some close relatives of the potato are cultivated.Potatoes were introduced to Europe from the Americas in the second half of the 16th century by the Spanish. Today they are a staple food in many parts of the world and an integral part of much of the world’s food supply. As of 2014, potatoes were the world’s fourth-largest food crop after maize (corn), wheat, and rice. Following millennia of selective breeding, there are now over 5,000 different types of potatoes. Over 99% of presently cultivated potatoes worldwide descended from varieties that originated in the lowlands of south-central Chile. The importance of the potato as a food source and culinary ingredient varies by region and is still changing. It remains an essential crop in Europe, especially Northern and Eastern Europe, where per capita production is still the highest in the world, while the most rapid expansion in production over the past few decades has occurred in southern and eastern Asia, with China and India leading the world in overall production as of 2018.Like the tomato, the potato is a nightshade in the genus Solanum, and the vegetative and fruiting parts of the potato contain the toxin solanine which is dangerous for human consumption. Normal potato tubers that have been grown and stored properly produce glycoalkaloids in amounts small enough to be negligible to human health, but if green sections of the plant (namely sprouts and skins) are exposed to light, the tuber can accumulate a high enough concentration of glycoalkaloids to affect human health.
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