3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 envelope (1 ounce size) dry Hollandaise sauce mix 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 4 cups half and half 1/4 cup butter 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds 1 cup whipping cream 1 1/2 tablespoon cooking sherry 1 pound Maryland crab meat
In medium bowl, blend flour, Hollandaise sauce mix, and dry mustard with half of the half-and-half. Melt butter over medium heat in a 4-quart saucepan.
Slowly add above mixture to melted butter, stirring constantly to ensure smooth consistency. As mixture begins to thicken, add remaining half-and-half, Old Bay seasoning, celery seeds, and whipping cream. Heat to simmer, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, add crab meat and sherry. Stir gently until heated through, and serve. Top each bowl with freshly ground pepper to taste.
At 14 grams carbs per serving, this is hardly a low carb soup.
Dan July 21, 2013 REVIEW:
Recipe is missing something.
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jeannepa April 7, 2012 REVIEW:
This soup was FANTASTIC! The receipe was so easy and it tasted wonderful. I'm a big fan of cream of crab soup but this was better than any restaurant or seafood carry out soup I've ever tried. You owe it to yourself to make this soup!
Eric Maryland November 12, 2010 REVIEW:
Made this for a Thanksgiving potluck last year. Every body loved it. I've been told not to show up unless I'm making this soup again. Best cream of crab soup I have ever had by far!
jjack November 17, 2009 REVIEW:
Great recipe! Easy to make!
Guest Foodie May 10, 2009 REVIEW:
Perhaps the best cream of crab soup I ever tried!!!! Excellent, subtle, simple, sophisticated, super-delicious. Received RAVE reviews at the table, immediate requests to make it, again! Truly wonderful!!! Stephanie
Judy in Maryland December 2, 2007 REVIEW:
I have lived in Maryland and eaten crab soup my entire life...this was definitely one of the best! I actually doubled the crab in the recipe....my family is still talking about it 5 weeks later and requesting it for the next event! Delicious!!!
BK October 27, 2007 REVIEW:
I travel to Maryland twice a year or so and my wife and I go on a Cream of Crab soup bindge. This is as good if not better than any resturaunt I have been to. I have now brought cream of crab to Texas.
DJ June 20, 2007 REVIEW:
This was absolutely the best!!! Now, we won't have to travel across town to get our favorite cream of crab soup. I can make it in our own kitchen.
zena December 30, 2006 REVIEW:
I can only say three words........OH MY LORD!!!!! I had ONLY GREAT Compliments on this soup! AND my sixteen year old daughter has made this her speciality!