The asparagus and the blue crab finally meet, in this lively, fresh, but as smooth as a ice rink, delectable soup. It really, truly cannot get easier then this, and a joy to prepare as the sounds of slurping rafts from the empty soup bowls in the dining room. I followed this exactly, except used hand-picked crab meat (right from the shell - $ dollar crabs on Wednesday!) so I guess-ti-mated to approximately 7-9 ozs. when all was said and done. I think the serving size was right on, because some of us (Dennis!) had *two* bowls-ful. Needless to say, you can't go wrong with asparagus/crab/cream anything, but most especially~this recipe. Made in the 2009 ~ April.