Maryland Crab Soup

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READY IN: 3hrs 25mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt butter in heavy large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add onions, celery, carrot and bell pepper and stir until lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add bay leaf, thyme, ground red pepper and pepper and stir 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add bones,potatoes and beans and cook, stirring constantly 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Blend in broth and 2 cups water.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 hour.
  • Add barley and remaining cup water to soup; cover and simmer 2 hours.
  • Discard bones; stir in tomato puree and salt.
  • Let soup come to room temperature.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours; degrease if necessary.
  • Discard bay leaf; stir crab and parsley into soup.
  • Place over low heat and warm slowly, stirring as little as possible to keep crab in large pieces.Do NOT boil or crab will be tough.
  • Season to taste with salt and red pepper.
  • Ladle into soup bowls and serve.
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