I was at the grocery store and saw lump crabmeat and thought I'd like to make some crab soup, so I bought it. I searched for a recipe, but really didn't see one that really stood out for me. So this is kind of a mashup of several recipes I looked at.
Its nice and chunky, and you get plenty of everything in every spoonful. Never will you get a spoon of cream alone, or a spoonful without crab for that matter.
It makes a huge amount, so would be best if you halved it, or made it for a party.
I also love butter so I used a ton. My wife told me not to tell her how much I used - hopefully she doesn't read this.
I also love Onions and Garlic - So you could tweak the amounts of those as well if you think it's too much.
My wife loved it, but mentioned she would have liked it to be a bit thicker, like a Bisque, so I guess I could have used less Chicken Stock, but I enjoyed it, and will definitely be saving this recipe. (Hence my posting it here)
My kids also both loved it. They do however love crab meat, so they may be a little bias.
Saute onions, carrots, celery and 2 cloves garlic in 4 tablespoons of butter.
As they are finishing, mix flour and 8tbs butter in pot, and whisk until brown.
Slowly whisk in chicken broth to prevent clumping.
Add sauteed veggies, along with final clove of garlic.
Toss in a couple bay leaves.
Cover and simmer 30 mins, stirring occasionally.
Add lemon juice, Worcestershire, Old Bay, heavy cream, and crab meat
I whisked to shred the crab meat so it gets more evenly distributed.
If you prefer it in clumps, don't whisk.
Re-Cover and simmer 15 mins
Garnish with chives or old bay
I used Old Bay, because I love Old Bay, but I think chives or green onions would make a nice garnish too.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (864g)|
|Recipe Makes: 20 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 111 (25%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 12.4g||16 %|
|Saturated Fat 7.5g||38 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 44.4mg||14 %|
|Sodium 288.9mg||10 %|
|Potassium 1275.5mg||34 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 77g||23 %|
|Dietary Fiber 13.9g||56 %|
|Sugars, other 63g|
|Protein 13.6g||19 %|
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Calories per serving: 450
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