Get the Recipe for Crab Soup That Will be Served at President Obama's Inaugural Gala

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 15, 2013) – Overland Park’s Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s sister community in Maryland, Riderwood, today made public the recipe to its award-winning Crab Soup that will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C. The Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The more than 300 invited guests will include elected officials, friends of the states, and guests from all corners of the globe. Riderwood chefs will serve the soup to attendees.

The recipe follows:

1t Unsalted Butter ¼C Small Diced Yellow Onions ½C Small Diced Celery 1Qt Crab Stock or (1Qt Water 1T Crab Base or Chicken Base) ½C Diced Tomatoes 1½C Mixed Vegetables Fresh or Frozen (Green Beans, Corn, Peas, Carrots) 1C Small Dice Green Cabbage ½ C Small Fresh Diced Potatoes 4oz Crab Meat Claw 4oz Crab Meat Lump 2T Tomato Paste ¾t Old Bay or to Taste 1t Sugar 1 Bay Leaf ¼t Ground Oregano ¼t Ground Thyme 1t Parsley 2 Slashes Tabasco Optional

Peel and small dice all vegetables, melt butter in a 4qt pot over med heat and sauté onions & celery until onions are translucent. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for 5 min. Then add herbs and seasonings, diced tomatoes, crab stock and tomato paste. Bring to a boil then turn heat down and simmer the soup for 1 hour. To finish add the crab meat and tabasco to taste cook for 2 min then take off heat let stand for 5 min then serve.

“We are honored to be a part of President Obama’s Inauguration festivities,” said Executive Chef Victor Cirrincione. “We will do our best to make sure guests at the Inaugural Gala have a memorable culinary experience.”

Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, KS, , and Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD, are managed by Erickson Living. For more information: Mel.Tansill@Erickson.com

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