Snappy Crab Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 247.5
  • Total Fat: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 110.5 mg
  • Sodium: 748.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 23.2 g

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The hot pepper seasoning in this soup does not overpower, but rather brings out the flavor of the crab. The hot pepper seasoning in this soup does not overpower, but rather brings out the flavor of the crab.
Number of Servings: 4


    3/4 lb fresh or frozen crabmeat, cooked or 2 cans (or package) (6 oz. each)
    2 tbsp dry sherry
    2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
    1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
    1 cup chicken broth or water
    1/2 tsp tabasco sauce
    1 cup light whipping cream (can be fat free)
    1 cup nonfat milk (any kind)
    Salt to taste (optional)
    Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)


Combine undrained crabmeat and sherry in a bowl.
Marinate for 15 minutes.
In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, peas and chicken broth or water.
Heat to boiling.
Simmer 5 minutes or until peas are tender.
Puree tomato and pea mixture in blender.
Add tabasco, cream, milk, and salt.
Return to saucepan.
Add crab meat. Heat through.
Place in serving bowls and garnish with parsley.
Tip: May substitute imitation crabmeat for fresh or canned, but expect a sweeter taste and a milder crab flavor.
Goes great with salad!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LIONSTARGIRL.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    It was good to warm you up on a cold night like today was. I'm the only true seafood eater, so I'm hoping it freezes well. - 1/17/08

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    I found the peas kind of overwhelmed the crab flavor. If I were to make it again, I'd throw in some corn and potatoes. - 1/16/08

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    Overall this is a good soup. I had to tweak it a bit. I added my moms home-canned tomatoes rather than fresh. I can't stand supermarket tomatoes. If I make it again, I think I'll add more veggies. I only say if because this is an expensive home-cooked meal in KS. No oceans here! - 12/14/07

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    I love the spicy flavoring to this and the addition of peas. Yum! - 7/27/07