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Vietnamese crab asparagus soup
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3.67 from 3 votes

Vietnamese crab asparagus soup

Easy and elegant Vietnamese crab asparagus soup
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizers and Side dishes, Noodle and Soup
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: crab asparagus soup
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Sophie

Ingredients

  • 6 asparagus spears
  • 1 1/2 cups stock
  • 1/2 cup crab meat (tightly packed)
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch (or more to achieve desired consistency)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
  • black pepper
  • cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Slice asparagus spears on the diagonal.
    Vietnamese crab asparagus soup
  • Pour stock into a small saucepan over medium heat, bring it to a simmer and add crab meat. Give it a stir.
  • Add asparagus and let it cook for a few minutes until tender.
  • Dissolve cornstarch into water, mix really well, then pour the mixture slowly into the saucepan while stirring gently to thicken the soup.
  • Add fish sauce and adjust seasoning as desired. Bring the soup to a simmer again and turn off the heat, transfer to serving bowls.
  • Add black pepper, cilantro and enjoy.

Notes

You can enhance the flavors of the soup by sautéing crab meat with shallot and fish sauce before adding it to the stock.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1116mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.3mg