Hearty, creamy, and all around awesome! You can garnish with cheese, if you like, and serve with crusty French bread and a cold beer!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion; cook until soft and translucent. Pour in chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Stir in garlic, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir corn into boiling broth. Simmer about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low.

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  • Remove 1 cup of soup, and set aside to cool slightly. Then pour into a food processor. Pour in half-and-half. Puree for 30 to 45 seconds, and set aside.

  • In a small bowl, stir together flour and milk. Slowly stir into simmering soup. Stirring constantly, simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Then stir in pureed mixture.

  • Reduce heat to low, stir in crab meat, and cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 14.4g 29% DV; carbohydrates 20.4g 7% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 58.8mg 20% DV; sodium 993.2mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
This is the best soup ever! I'am not one to sit over a stove, so I figured out how to cook it in a crockpot. Throw all ingrediants into a crockpot (I also add parboiled chopped red potatoes) and cook on high for two hours. Add crab and cook for one more hour. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2011
I did what I always do with a new recipe. I made it exactly as described to get an idea what the author had in mind. Then I made it again and tweaked it to my taste. What I noticed right away was that the bay took over and gave the entire dish a cloying bay flavor. So I just used one leaf and at that I took it out after the 10 minute simmer. That brought the bay into balance. The other thing I noticed was a lack of seafood flavor in the finished product. So, I substituted 28 oz of clam juice for 28 oz of chicken broth. I also substituted 1/2 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning, which has a minimal bay contribution, ironically, for 1/2 tsp Cajun Seasoning. These changes mellowed out the bay while adding seafood flavor. Read More
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234 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 162
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
This is the best soup ever! I'am not one to sit over a stove, so I figured out how to cook it in a crockpot. Throw all ingrediants into a crockpot (I also add parboiled chopped red potatoes) and cook on high for two hours. Add crab and cook for one more hour. Enjoy! Read More
(115)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2006
Original review 11/3/05---This was very good! I used canned corn & canned crab (I only had 12 oz. of the lump crab & used a 6 oz. can of fancy white....I didn't care for the fancy white & will make sure I have enough lump for next time) I added a tsp. of Old Bay & also a can of cream style corn. Next time I think I will try the suggestion of using whipping cream instead of the half & half to add thickness. I meant to top it w/ parmesan cheese but it tasted so good I forgot! Update 5/28/06--- Made this for lunch again today but this time I used fresh king crab leftover from last night...fresh is definitely best but then we knew that already.;o) I also used fresh corn this time & to be honest I like it better w/ canned or frozen. Instead of sprinkling w/ parmesan I made Parmesan Crisps (from foodnetwork site) to garnish them w/ & they were so cute! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2008
Great recipe. I too substituted Old Bay Seasoning (1 1/2 tsp) for the cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper and also added 1/2 tsp ground marjoram. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the lump crabmeat; I sprinkle it with lemon juice BEFORE rinsing it to help remove the "crabby" smell and taste. We live on the Gulf coast where this dish is a staple; this recipe is as good if not better than most local restaurants serve. We sprinkle parmesan cheese on top-- delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2011
I did what I always do with a new recipe. I made it exactly as described to get an idea what the author had in mind. Then I made it again and tweaked it to my taste. What I noticed right away was that the bay took over and gave the entire dish a cloying bay flavor. So I just used one leaf and at that I took it out after the 10 minute simmer. That brought the bay into balance. The other thing I noticed was a lack of seafood flavor in the finished product. So, I substituted 28 oz of clam juice for 28 oz of chicken broth. I also substituted 1/2 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning, which has a minimal bay contribution, ironically, for 1/2 tsp Cajun Seasoning. These changes mellowed out the bay while adding seafood flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
Made this dinner tonight and it was fan-damn-tastic! Never made any sort of crab meal before as my wife hates seafood (it's a texture thing), but she loved this soup. The only thing I did different from the posted recipe was to add three strips of sliced, cooked bacon, because, well, bacon makes everything better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2007
This recipe was very easy to follow and sooo tasty my guests all had second helpings! I made a few modifications - for thickening I used heavy cream instead of half and half and added a litte extra as well as 2 extra tablespoons of flour. I also omitted the cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper and instead added 1.5 teaspoons of Old Bay spice. Tasted great and with lots of flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2005
This recipe is awesome! It is different from the crab bisque that I have had, but it rates right up there. Also, super easy to make. I used whipping cream instead of half and half and shredded the imitation crab up instead. I also used a can of muchroom soup in place of one of the chicken broths. You have to try this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
All I can say is "wow." This recipe is amazing. My husband proclaimed at first bite that this was by far the greatest thing I have ever made him! THank you so much! A few quick things: I even used canned corn (for speediness) and it was great, AND I added the ol' family staple, a heaping tsp. of Old Bay!!! Yum! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2007
This recipe was super. I omited the cajun seasoning all together halfed the cayenne and used Old Bay seasoning as well. I used canned corn and it worked fine. Also used heavy whipping cream instead of half and half think it helped with the consistency. Read More
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