Soup Recipes - Crab And Asparagus Soup

2 teaspoon reduced-calorie margarine
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup diced celery
2 tablespoon finely chopped carrot
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced shallots
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1/2 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/8 teaspoon thyme leaves
3 oz thawed, well drained crabmeat, flak; ed
1/2 cup sliced asparagus spears

In 1 1/2-quart saucepan heat margarine over medium-high heat until
bubbly; add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and shallots; saute,
stirring occasionally, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with
flour and stir quickly to combine. Gradually add milk, stirring
constantly, and cook until sauce is smooth. Add remaining
ingredients, except crabmeat and asparagus and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and add crabmeat and asparagus. Cover and cook,
stirring occasionally, until soup is thickened and vegetables are
tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.
Makes 2 servings.


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