Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wicked Chefs attempt at Will Cook For Smile's She Crab Soup

Simple, delicious and great for a stormy day!

The Good:  Absolutely delicious!  This winner of our Soup Contest is completely deserving of the award.
The Bad:  Crab can be a bit expensive!
The Ugly: This recipe is not as good reheated... the crab gets chewy.

Suggestions before starting:
We used precooked snow crab legs; we just had to de-shell them.  King crab legs are supposed to be "better" but they cost $14 a lb here!
Don't miss the part where it says to saute the shrimp separately for 1-2 minutes.
When cooking with milks always be careful to make sure it is not sticking to the bottom.  You can use a plastic or rubber spatula or spoonula to protect your pan from scratches.
If you are sick... find someone to cook for you :)
Most importantly: Follow Will Cook for Smiles for more great recipes :)

Recipe Total Time: 20-30 minutes
Recipe Yields 4-6 Servings
Heat Stove to Medium 

  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (or 1/4 cup dry sherry)
  • 1 to 1.5 lbs crab meat
  • 1 cup of small shrimp (optional)
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • salt/pepper to the taste
  1. Melt the butter in the pot at medium heat.
  2. Saute onions until transparent.
  3. Add the flour, stir well.
  4. Add the Worcestershire sauce (or the sherry). Thin with some milk if needed.
  5. Add the crab meat and the shrimp. (Saute the shrimp separately for about a minute or two).
  6. Pour in the milk and heavy cream slowly while whisking.
  7. Bring to a low boil and turn back down to medium (be careful not to boil over).
  8. Cook on medium for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

1 comment:

Becky said...

This sounds really good, I'll have to try it! Thanks for following Life or Something Like It. Following back.