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Maryland Cream of Crab Soup - Carrol's Creek

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Category: Main Dish, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Butter
  • 1 sm Onion, chopped
  • 2 Whole cloves
  • 1 lg Bay leaf
  • 1 tb All-purpose flour
  • 2 c Milk
  • 1 c Whipping cream
  • 1/8 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 ts Cayenne pepper (or more)
  • 1/2 lb Fresh crabmeat, picked over
  • 8 oz Clam juice
  • 1/4 c Dry Sherry
  • 1/4 c Chopped fresh chives or
  • --green onions


Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, cloves
and bay leaf and saute until onion is tanslucent, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle
with flour and stir 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and cream.
Add nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Reduce heat to med-low.
Simmer until slightly thickened, anout 15 minutes.

Strain soup into bowl, pressing on solids to release liquid. Return liquid
to same saucepan. Add crabmeat, clam juice, and Sherry; simmer until
thickened, about 15 minutes (do not boil). Season with additional cayenne
pepper, if desired, and salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Chill.
Rewarm over low heat.)

Ladle soup into bowls; garnish with chives.

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