She-Crab Soup

Donna Burgoon


Perfect for chilly days. Rich, creamy and so very good! I serve mine with oyster crackers sprinkled on top. Boyfriend adds a bit of cheese sprinkled on top of his.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    lump crab meat
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 5 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 small
    white onion, grated
  • 1 stalk(s)
    celery, grated
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • few pinch
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 qt
    half and half
  • 1 pt
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    louisiana hot sauce
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    sherry wine

How to Make She-Crab Soup


  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a smooth paste, and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Mix in the onion, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook and stir for about 4 minutes.
  2. Gradually whisk in the half and half cream so that no lumps form. Stir in chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, and pour in half of the sherry. Season with dill, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, until soup has reduced by 1/3. Add crab meat, and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls, and top off with a splash of the remaining sherry and a sprinkle of fresh chives.

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About She-Crab Soup

Course/Dish: Chowders, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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