Charleston She Crab Soup Recipe

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This is a traditionnal soup recipe (halfway between a bisque and a chowder) that is usually cooked with blue crab meat. It was created in Charleston, South Carolina at the beginning of the previous century.

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 30 minutes

5 servings

Submitted by: Foxy_37

  • 1 1/2 pounds blue crab meat (or any kind of crab)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 5 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace
  • 1 cup crab roe
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  1. In a large cooking pot, melt butter over low heat and add flour gradually while constantly stirring. Add milk gradually and stir.
  2. Add the crab, then the rest of the ingredients except sherry then stir slowly for 20-25 minutes over medium-low heat.
  3. Add sherry and stir.

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