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Maryland Crab Soup

"The is the real stuff. Genuine Maryland crab soup, direct from the Chesapeake Bay area."
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servings 165 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 882 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place whole tomatoes, water, lima beans, corn, sliced carrots, chopped onion, Old Bay seasoning, and beef broth, in a 4 quart pot. Heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Bring 1 gallon water to boil. Add crab claws and boil 6 minutes. Drain crab and set aside
  3. Stir crabmeat (and crabs claws, if desired) into tomato and vegetable mixture. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer. Serve hot.

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This is a wonderful recipe for crab soup. I am from MD and can get this in restaurants but have been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. I do add some extra things, like chopped ca...

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I grew up near the Chesapeake Bay and I think this soup didn't taste anything like Maryland crab soup. The broth was bland and had no depth whatsoever. Really good crab soup includes some shredd...

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This is a wonderful recipe for crab soup. I am from MD and can get this in restaurants but have been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. I do add some extra things, like chopped ca...

I am also from Maryland and although I made a number of adjustments, this is a very good basic recipe. Here is what changed: I used crushed tomatoes instead of stewed (28 oz can), used Birdsey...

I have been cooking Maryland Crab Soup for years. It is my all time favorite. This recipe is fabulous. I added more onion, potatoes and substituted in some crushed tomatoes. The crushed tomatoes...

Very good! My husband grew up in Baltimore and thought that the idea of lima beans was a bit strange so I omitted those. I did add celery, low sodium beef broth, a cubed potato and extra Old B...

This is almost identical to the recipe my family has used for years. One of the main differences is that I add 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. of Worchestire sauce. It may sound strange but...

This was absolutely the best Maryland Crab Soup recipe I have ever made. The taste was truly authentic. I did, however, follow the advise of one other reviewer and added potatoes to the recipe...

I have been looking for a Maryland crab soup recipe for so long. This is IT!!!! It tasted almost exactly like the soup from Philips Crab House in Maryland and also available in the frozen dept. ...

Good stuff. I added more Old Bay & used frozen soup veggies, a little black pepper & a clove of garlic. It was awesome & will no doubt be even better tomorrow.

This is the best and easiest tomato-based crab soup I've ever made or eaten. I've made it several times already as we do a lot of crabbing in the summer. I find it much easier to just use a ba...