This is fantastic and sio easy to prepare. I do think it serves 6 rather than 3 as it is rich and filling. The cream sherry MAKES it! I made it for Christmas Eve and it is now our tradition!!!
Can't wait to try it. I'm now expecting our second child and have been craving this stuff. Our last duty station was Norfolk, VA and we ate this soup everytime we went out basically. I have to ask though...would it be ok to substitute a dry sherry for the cream? I can't seem to find it at the base package store. Would it muck up the flavor?
As a Marylander, the TITLE of this delicacy is an affront !! In the early 1900's there were "Shootin' Wars" between Virginia and Maryland crabbers !! ONLY the Virginians,(closer to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay) caught and KEPT She-Crabs; Maryland crabbers put them back -- to have babies and keep the supply up !! My Grandaddy was one of those who were involved --on the Maryland side! You can (and SHOULD) use the usual crab meat containers for ANY recipe ! A conversation on this point could re-start the Civil War !! I'd LOVE to know the name of the restauranteur who gave you this recipe.
I made this just exactly like the recipe but I had to add more sherry to get the taste I was looking for. I loved it. It taste a lot like the she crab soup at The Santa Fe Station, a restaurant in South Carolina. I used about 2 1/2 ounces sherry.
This was really thick, I added 2 cups of milk to thin it, but it still tasted like thick campbells soup. I followed directions exactly. Let me know if Its missed something.