She Crab Soup II Recipe -
She Crab Soup II Recipe
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She Crab Soup II

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"An easy recipe for the most unforgettable creamy crab soup on the East coast."

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Original recipe makes 8 - 1 cup servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a stockpot over medium heat, melt butter and saute onions until translucent. Whisk in flour and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Thin with some of the milk if necessary. Add crabmeat and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in milk and heavy cream. Heat and simmer 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 06, 2003

Absolutely wonderful!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2005

I would recommend using this soup as your base to get started! Thus the reason for the low or average rating. Just going strictly by this recipe - left me with a very bland soup with absolutely no flavor!! I did alot of adding, just by taste, of course - no specific measurements. I added a combination of the following: fresh basil, a little chicken broth, a little extra heavy cream, tomatoe and jalapeno flavored cheddar cheese (and even topped to decorate when served), pinch of sugar, Old Bay, and little additional salt and pepper. Once all of these additions were made to the recipe - it was FANTASTIC!


10 Ratings

Jun 02, 2009

I made this tonight and my family loved it. I did not use cream, only milk. To thicken I added a roux of 1 tsp cornstarch and 3 tsp of water. I also added old bay seasoning and 1/2 cup Duplin's Scuppernong (sweet) white wine, and parsley flakes, and a dash or two of hot sauce. It really is a great base to make into your own.

Sep 29, 2008

Also gave 3 stars because by itself it would be a little bland. As a base for cream of crab soup it is perfect, and that's exactly what i was looking for. I added a TON of stuff: Cayenne, creole, lemon thyme, fresh purple basil, old bay, zesty seasoned salt with a hint of lime in place of regular salt, celery seed, red pepper, (if you haven't noticed, I like my soups SPICY!) I wish i would have had celery to add but i didnt, I didn't really add any other vegetables besides the onions. For the meat I loaded it up and used about a lb of imitation crab, a lb of jumbo lump crab drained with a little juice left and added to the soup, and 3 small pieces of tilapia i sauteed, and flaked up in a pan were added to the soup. I also added a dash of reisling wine. Anyways this is an awesome base so use it and get creative, make what you like!

Dec 08, 2002

Great recipe. I did add a touch of Old Bay.

Dec 27, 2006

This was very quick and easy and a good way to use left over crab legs. I did add a touch of old bay to the recipe - simply because i love the spice

Jul 27, 2010

A little bland on it's own, but I added Old Bay to my taste and it made this soup perfect with a very nice texture. It's a great way to use any leftover crabmeat - and a very easy soup recipe.

Apr 29, 2003

I'm sorry, I accidentally clicked this to rate it, however was trying to rate a different dish. As for the Soup, Maybe I did something wrong, cause mine wasn't so good to me, but my husband did like it.


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  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 577 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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