What Is an Easy Cream of Crab Soup Recipe?


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OldBay.com offers a simple cream of crab soup recipe that calls for ingredients such as butter, onion, flour, milk, crab meat and Old Bay seasoning. Preparation time is about 45 minutes total.

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What Is an Easy Cream of Crab Soup Recipe?
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Begin by heating a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, placing 1/2 stick of butter in the pan to melt. Once the butter is fully melted, add 1 cup of coarsely chopped onion to the pan. Cook and stir the chopped onion pieces for about five minutes or until they become translucent and soft. Place 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour into the pan along with 1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon of parsley flakes.

Make a roux by whisking the flour with the butter and onion mixture until fully incorporated. Continue to whisk while gradually adding 4 cups of milk or half-and-half, making sure the mixture is well-blended and smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil before adding 1 pound of lump crab meat and reducing the heat to low. Simmer the soup for about 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.

If desired, stir in 3 tablespoons of dry or cooking sherry wine and continue to heat for one to two minutes. If desired, garnish with additional Old Bay seasoning and serve hot.

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