Chilled Bloody Mary Soup with Crabmeat
Serves 8 to 10
A cold soup is always a refreshing first course on a hot day; this one doesn’t require any time on the stove at all.
6 ripe tomatoes
1. Cut vegetables, garlic, and onion into large chunks, and puree in batches in a blender or food processor, adding some of the olive oil to each batch.
2. Strain through a sieve into a large bowl to remove skins and seeds.
3. Add lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste, Tabasco, horseradish, and vodka, if desired. Cover and chill at least 2 hours, or overnight. Taste before serving; adjust seasonings if necessary. The amount of lime juice needed will depend on the acidity of the tomatoes.
4. Ladle into soup bowls, and place about 1/4 cup of crabmeat in the center. Grate additional fresh horseradish over surface of soup, if desired, and serve immediately.
Photograph by: Victoria Pearson
Courtesy of MarthaStewart.com