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Maryland Style Crab Soup

Growing up close to Maryland, we have always been around fresh seafood.

This amazing Maryland Style Crab Soup recipe was created and perfected by a close family friend and incorporates the best of a healthy vegetable soup with flavorful crab! It’s over the top and has been served in our home as a special occasion soup.

We can find many versions of crab soup all along the Chesapeake Bay area, but none like this. You have to taste this easy and hearty version to believe it!

Prep ahead

Looking for ways to reduce time in the kitchen and simplify healthy eating, especially throughout the week? Chop your onions, celery, and carrots on your meal prep day or the day before. You’ll be able to toss your soup together in 10 minutes flat.

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Maryland Style Crab Soup


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Growing up close to Maryland, we have always been around fresh seafood. This amazing Maryland Style Crab Soup recipe was created and perfected by a close family friend and incorporates the best of a healthy vegetable soup with flavorful crab! It’s over the top and has been served in our home as a special occasion soup. We can find many versions of crab soup all along the Chesapeake Bay area, but none like this. You have to taste this easy and hearty version to believe it!


Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon virgin coconut oil or butter
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 splashes hot sauce (optional)
  • 3 splashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 (15 oz.) can beef broth
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans water
  • 1 (16 oz.) bag frozen mixed vegetables or soup vegetables
  • 1 lb lump crab meat

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, sauté onion, celery, and carrots in coconut oil until tender. Add garlic, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, dry red wine, black pepper, parsley flakes, basil flakes, and Old Bay. Saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Add beef broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water.
  3. Stir, bring to a boil, and add vegetables. Continue simmering at medium heat until vegetables are done to your liking. Add more Old Bay to taste as it simmers. (We love Old Bay so the MORE the BETTER).
  4. Finally, add crab meat, being careful not to break up the chunks. Heat through and serve. ENJOY!

Notes

This soup tastes delicious reheated after chilling in the frig overnight to infuse the flavors!

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: One Pot
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