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Category: Soups

A Cooling Bowl of Soup

Soup may not seem like summer food, but a nice cold gazpacho is great on a hot day. This version is full of seafood and has a hint of Indian flavor. Despite the long list of ingredients, it can be ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons mild curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 pound medium peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/2 pound small scallops
  • 1/2 pound firm fish, such as salmon or sea bass, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth
  • 1 (16-ounce) can Italian-style tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can spicy tomato or vegetable juice
  • 1 large European cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 (6-ounce) can crab meat
  • Low-fat sour cream, for garnish
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh mint, for garnish

Step 1Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, curry powder, cumin, tamarind paste, jalapeno, garlic, salt and sugar. Saute until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.

Step 2While onion cooks, dredge shrimp, scallops and fish in flour, shaking off excess. Add to onion. Stir-fry over high heat, about 3 minutes, then add vermouth. Cook, stirring, until fish is cooked through and no longer pink. Remove from skillet and place on baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Refrigerate to speed cooling.

Step 3Puree tomatoes with tomato juice in food processor until thick. Divide among 4 (16-ounce) bowls, layering with cucumber in attractive presentation. Place equal amounts of seafood, fish and onion mixture in each bowl. Top each with one-fourth of crab. Place dollop of sour cream, about 1 tablespoon, over top of crab. Garnish with green onions and mint. Serve immediately.

Each serving:
490 calories; 1,813 mg sodium; 172 mg cholesterol; 19 grams fat; 29 grams carbohydrates; 44 grams protein; 3 grams fiber.
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