How to make She-Crab Soup at Home

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Do you know, What is She-Crab soup? She-Crab Soup is a soup made with female crabs. I know it sounds a little bit weird but I researched a lot and then I came to know that in crabs- we have two types of varieties that are male crabs and female crabs.

The difference between both the crabs is that female crabs have the capitol building on their bellies and male crabs have the Washington monument on their undersides, which creates a difference between them.

I bet after having this crab soup, it’ll become your favourite recipe. Usually on weekends or after a month, I make this soup for my whole family and they enjoy it a lot.

Today, I will share the recipe of this She-Crab Soup with all of you. First of all, let’s see the list of ingredients that we are going to use in this She-Crab Soup recipe.

Ingredients for She-Crab Soup

Butter5 tbsp
All-purpose flour5 tbsp
Small white onion (grated)1
Celery stalk (grated)1
Garlic cloves (minced)2
Salt and pepper1 pinch
Half-and-Half cream2 quarts
Heavy cream1/2 Cup
Chicken broth1 Cup
Hot pepper sauce1 tsp
Worcestershire sauce2 tsp
Fresh dill (chopped)2 tbsp
Lump crabmeat1 pound
Fresh chives (chopped)2 tbsp
Sherry wine1/2 Cup

Don’t get scared by the list of ingredients. I know it’s quite lengthy but all the ingredients are easily available from your nearest stores.

How much time it will take?

Prep timeCook timeTotal timeServings
15 minutes45 minutes1 hour8

Now without wasting a single moment, let’s see the final part that is the procedure of making this She-Crab Soup at home.

She-Crab Soup Recipe

She-Crab Soup recipe
  1. Take a large stockpot and melt butter in it over medium flame. Add flour in it to make a smooth paste and cook it for 3 minutes.
  2. Add onion, garlic, and celery, sprinkle with salt and pepper, cook it continuously for about 4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk in half and half cream so that no lumps were left.
  4. Add chicken broth and heavy cream and after that, add half of the sherry.
  5. Season the mixture with hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and dill. Cover and cook it for 30 minutes until soup has reduced.
  6. Add crabmeat and cook it for another 10 minutes on medium-low flame.

Serve the She-Crab Soup into bowls, garnish it with a splash of remaining sherry and fresh chives. I bet everyone will love it.

Nutritional Facts of She-Crab Soup

You all might be having a question in your mind that is this soup healthy or not? This breakdown of nutrients given below is the answer to all your questions.

Protein20.8 g
Carbohydrates19.6 g
Cholesterol240.1 mg
Fat57.7 g
Sodium485.4 mg
Calcium361.5 mg
Iron1.2 mg

How to make She-Crab Soup at Home | Video

Watching things live will help us in understanding things easily. So, without making it complicated, I’ve added a video of the She-Crab Soup recipe below.

Video by Mr. Make It Happen

I know this will make you more excited to try this recipe. So, what are you waiting for? Go and try this recipe at your home and share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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