Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 20 Mins
Yield
Makes about 6 cups

Crab lovers will devour this creamy she-crab soup.  Serve with flaky, buttery crackers.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Set aside.

Step 2

Stir together fish bouillon cubes and 2 cups boiling water until bouillon dissolves.

Step 3

Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add hot fish broth; cook over medium heat until thickened. Stir in cream mixture, and cook until thoroughly heated. Add lemon juice, nutmeg, and crabmeat. Ladle into individual serving bowls. Garnish, if desired. Add a spoonful of sherry to each serving, if desired.

Step 4

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Knorr Fish Bouillon. It is important to use good-quality sherry, not cooking sherry, for this soup.

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