This Crab Soup only requires five ingredients and it is done in less than 30 minutes! A hearty soup with the tasty flavors from the ocean will fill you and warm you up. A meal that tastes complex but really, simplicity wins!
I'm still coming down off my State Fair food high from Tuesday. Please tell me I'm not the only one who dreams of deep-fried green olives in the middle of the night. I just made the decision, like this very second, that I need to create my own version of the Fair's fried green olives. Coming soon!
In the meantime, here is a delicious and EASY soup for you!
HOW TO MAKE A BOWL OF CRAB SOUP
It only requires FIVE ingredients and is done in less than 30 minutes!
Dump the your crab meat, heavy whipping cream, milk, and butter into a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan.
Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and add some cooking sherry and a little salt and black pepper for good measure.
And that is it! Seriously. I found that fresh lemon juice and saltine crackers were the PERFECT complement to this soup.
Now that you have this soup simmering on the stove, it’s time to prepare a an easy vegetable like this Oven-Roasted Parmesan Green Beans or Creamy Crockpot Corn. IF you prefer rice to enjoy on the side, I recommend trying a healthy Cauliflower Mushroom Rice. Maybe you just prefer some bread to dunk in it! This Pull Apart Cheesy Onion Bread would hit the spot! Some Dinner Rolls are also great because you can add a little sweet honey butter to them or just dunk them into the savory soup. I’ve got at least a couple of ideas for you and you can have dinner ready in a jiffy!
Are you a huge seafood or fish fan? I know that if I lived closer to the coast, I would definitely enjoy my fair share of crab and lobster and shrimp! I’d branch out to try new things! But up here in the Midwest, we just don’t have access to fresh catches and therefore, I’m limited in my expertise. I definitely enjoy traveling to California and we get to North Carolina too so then I love getting dinner with some delicious local favorite recipes! But that doesn’t stop me from making some really good recipes that I’ll share with you. Check them out below!
SEAFOOD AND FISH RECIPES I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU
CANNED CRAB VS FRESH CRAB MEAT
Fresh crab meat is more costly since it requires extra work to harvest the meat, but it has amazing flavor and will make your next recipe taste delicious! If you have the time and are willing to put in the work, I highly recommend picking some up and harvesting your own crab meat.
Canned meat is available on your grocer’s shelf and can be popped right out of the can and can also be eaten plain. Often it comes with fillers in addition to crab, so pay attention to the ingredient list as flavors may have been added that will affect your recipe.
COOKING SHERRY VS DRINKING SHERRY
Both cooking and drinking sherry will work for any recipe, but there are a few notable differences to consider. Cooking sherry is sold on supermarket shelves for cooking-use only, and it is not something you would drink on its own. Sodium is added to cooking sherry to create a longer shelf life, so when it is used for cooking salt may need to be added to the recipe (after taste-testing). Another good reason to choose cooking sherry is its affordability! Drinking Sherry has a short shelf life once it is opened, so drink it quickly or it’ll go to waste.