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Maryland's She Crab Soup

Executive Chef Shannon Overmiller
The Majestic

Serves 8


Ingredients:
1 lb. Maryland jumbo lump blue crabmeat (de-shelled)
½ cup sherry
1 cup onion, small dice
½ cup celery, small dice
1/2 lb. butter
½ cup flour
2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 tb. Tabasco sauce
2 quarts ½ and ½
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

 

Method:
1.  In large pot, put ½ of the butter (1/4 lb.), onions, and celery.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Sweat until translucent and tender.
2.  Add flour, then cook out until blond in color and a smooth consistency is achieved.
3.  Add Worcestershire and Tabasco.
4.  Add sherry, then reduce.  Once reduce, add ½ and ½ .
5.  Add crab meat, and bring up just to almost a boil, but do not boil.
6.  Add in remaining butter at the end to enrich.
7.  Check the seasoning of salt and pepper.  And serve.

** This is even better the next day.

ENJOY!

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