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Cream of Crab Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Diane Montgomery Dorsey

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 stick of butter
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 - 3 finely chopped shallots
5 oz. can evaporated milk
1 qt. half and half (keep at room temperature)
2 - 1/2 cups chicken broth (room temperature)
3 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning mix
1 1/2 Lbs. Jumbo lump crab meat
Sherry to taste (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Saute chopped celery and shallots in melted butter. When vegetables are translucent, blend in flour (make a roux). Stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat for approx. 2 - 3 minutes. Slowly stir in chicken broth.
Add pepper and Old Bay seasoning mix. Bring just up to a boil and simmer for approx. 5 minutes. Add half and half and evaporated milk slowly. Continue to cook slowly and stir constantly until thickened and soup just comes to a boil again.
Add parsley and crab meat (and Sherry to taste if desired). Cook only long enough to heat crab meat through.
Serve with good crusty bread and salad.

 

 

 

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