Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Posted per request. I had this marked in a new cookbook to try. Just waiting for the summer and my seafood "connection" to get back to work.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mace
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 lb crabmeat (fresh is best)
- 4 tablespoons dry sherry
- 1 dash paprika (optional)
- 3 ears cooked corn (optional)
- Melt the butter in the top of a double boiler and blend in flour until smooth.
- Add the milk and cream, gradually, and stir constantly with a wire whisk.
- Add crabmeat, onion, mace, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper (if adding corn, take kernals off the cob and add to soup now).
- Cook slowly over a double boiler for 25 minutes, stirring frequently.
- It should get to just below a boil.
- Just before serving, add sherry and stir.
- Pour into indiviual bowls and sprinkle with paprika.
BIG HIT!! I doubled the recipe and took it to a soup dinner at church! I'm not kidding when I tell you that of the 20 soups presented, the crab soup was gone within 10 minutes! In fact, I almost didn't get any for myself!! I received SO many compliments! As far as how I made it, I used extra butter and a lot more paprika for color more than anything else. I also used a lot more Worcestershire sauce and a TB Old Bay. I forgot to add the sherry, but no one was the wiser!! I can't wait to make it again - for my own family! Also, use better crab meat. I didn't and spent a lot of time picking through it and still found some in my soup! Thanks for sharing this gem of a recipe!
Mmmmmm! Great crab soup. My soup also never really thickened up and I did use heavy whipping cream; but that can easily be fixed by using more flour next time and it tasted great anyway. I sauteed my onion in the butter before I continued on. Fresh corn is not in season right now, so I used about 2 cups of frozen thawed corn. I also used a full pound of crabmeat and added some tarragon. I will make this again. Thanx for posting.