Life Changing She Crab Soup Recipe

Life Changing She Crab Soup Recipe
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Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Lump Crab Meat (preserving some to garnish)
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 4 tbs flour
  • ½ grated onion
  • 1-2 stalk grated celery
  • 1-2 tsp minced garlic (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1.5 cups chicken stock or seafood stock
  • 1.5 tbs lobster base
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • hot sauce to taste
  • ½ cup sherry (plus more if desired)
  • old bay, salt & pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Mix in the onion, celery, and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Sweat the veggies for about 1-2 minutes
  3. Add in Lobster Base and stir to incorporate
  4. Stir in flour to form a roux. Cook this mixture for about 3 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.
  5. Gradually whisk in the half & half and bring to a simmer
  6. Next, whisk in your heavy cream and chicken stock and bring back to a simmer
  7. Pour in your sherry (reserve more for later if desired based on taste)
  8. Add Old Bay, Worcestershire, Hot Sauce and taste for seasoning. Adjust as needed
  9. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
  10. Add in crab meat and simmer for another 15 minutes. Taster one more time for seasoning and then serve mr make it happen

 

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