July 4th, 2009 at 10:35 pm
Posted By: gardenguru
Posted in: Fruits,Herbs,Recipes

While looking for another recipe on Epicurious I noticed this suggestion for the 4th of July.

Lime-Crab Soup

My cilantro in the garden was at the end of it’s productive cycle.  I wanted to use it in  something besides salsa.   This delicious sounding recipe had cilantro as one of the ingredients, so that was the first course in my Independence Day meal.

4th-lime-crab-soup

Next time I make it I will use homemade chicken stock to stand up to the other flavors.  Also I agree with most of the reviews that it had too much lime and chipotle.  After blending I did chill the soup for two hours.  It was a tasty cold soup for a hot holiday.

To end the meal I tried an easy variation of Blueberry Cream Pie.  It is also a red, white and blue dessert, even though the blueberries aren’t really a true blue.

4th-dessert

It has the same vanilla pudding base as the pie.  The blueberry topping is just berries cooked down to a thick sauce, then fresh ones stirred in after it cools slightly.  I used thin lemon cookies for a crust substiture, and topped with sliced strawberries.  The dessert was a refreshing finish after watching fireworks.




1 Comment
  1. What a beautiful 4th of July table! And beautiful food! I enjoyed going about 13 pages deep into your blog and can readily see how you work your fingers to the bone in your yard and garden! It’s so lovely! And you are so knowledgeable! I’m impressed!

    Comment by Marcia Brown — July 11, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

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