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5 from 1 vote

Charleston She-Crab Soup

Enjoy a southern flavor with this recipe.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Crab
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 341kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced celery
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 8 tablespoons flour
  • 6 cups fish stock
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups cream
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brandy
  • 10 ounces white crabmeat
  • 1 teaspoon crab roe


  • Sauté onion & celery in butter until tender. Add flour, fish stock, mace, salt & pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add cream, sherry, brandy & simmer for 2 minutes. Add crabmeat & roe. 
  • Optional: add tomato paste for color. Serve in preheated soup cups & a dollop of whipped cream with an additional sprinkle of crab roe on top. I've heard that if you're unable to find crab roe in the store (it seems to be a regional thing) you can substitute finely chopped or crumbled hard-cooked egg. I was also told an equal amount of chicken stock plus a can of clam juice can be substituted for the fish stock. I haven't tried these, so who knows?


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1062mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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