Maryland She Crab Soup Recipe

Servings: 8


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 3 celery stalks, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
  • Lemon juice
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 pound Jumbo Lump or Dungeness Crabmeat
  • 1/2 cup sherry wine
  • .Paprika
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and saute the onion and celery until soft.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables, stir, and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add salt, pepper, mace, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and a splash of lemon juice.
  4. Simmer briefly.
  5. Add the cream and milk and heat almost to scalding, stirring constantly.
  6. Add the Jumbo Lump or Dungeness Crabmeat and stir.
  7. Heat just long enough to warm through.
  8. Add the sherry wine and serve at once, garnished with paprika and chopped parsley.

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