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.
528 calories, 42 grams fat, 14 grams carbohydrates, 22 grams proteinper serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
At 14 grams carbs per serving, this is hardly a low carb soup.
Jul 21, 2013
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Apr 7, 2012
jeannepa Member since: April 7, 2012
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!
Nov 12, 2010
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!
Nov 17, 2009
Great recipe! Easy to make!
May 10, 2009
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
Dec 2, 2007
Judy in Maryland
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!!!
Oct 27, 2007
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.
Jun 20, 2007
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.
Dec 30, 2006
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!