Maryland Cream of Crab Soup

Total Time
5 mins
25 mins
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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 ounces crabmeat, backfin recommended,cartilage removed
  • 16 fluid ounces light cream
  • parsley (optional)


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter, add Old Bay, minced onion, lemon juice, and stir thoroughly.
  2. Add the flour, stirring constantly, and then gradually add the light cream, continuing to stir.
  3. Add the crabmeat and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Do not allow the soup to boil.
  5. Serve garnished with a dash of Old Bay and parsley flakes.