Loved Chef Gerry Klaskala's presentation in the Demonstration Kitchen at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market? Make his Chilled Avocado Soup with Crab, Creme Fraiche and Pickled Jalapeño at home with this recipe.
Chilled Avocado Soup with Crab, Creme Fraiche and Pickled Jalapeño by Chef Gerry Klaskala
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1/4 cup lime juice
1 qt. coconut water
Salt to taste
Combine the above in a Vita-Prep Blender, puree until smooth. Place in a non-reactive container and keep chilled.
CITRUS MARINATED CRAB
1/4 lb. lump crab
Zest of half each, lime, lemon and orange
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1-1/2 tsp lemon juice
Season to taste with salt
Combine the above in a non-reactive bowl, gently mix. Keep chilled.
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
In an All-Clad sauce pan cook over medium heat for five minutes, remove to a non-active container and chill.
1/4 cup creme fraiche
Serve avocado soup in pre-chilled bowls. Top with creme fraiche, citrus marinated crab and pickled jalapeños.
Prefer to have Chef Klaskala make this for you? Visit Aria at 490 E Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information visit http://www.aria-atl.com/ or call (404) 233-7673.
Learn from more Atlanta chefs at presentations throghout the Market in the Demonstration Kitchen on Building 2, Floor 8.