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Maryland Crab Soup

Maryland Crab Soup

Hello wonderful readers! I don’t know about the weather near you, but it’s a rainy day here in Maryland (which means that it’s a perfect day for some warm Maryland Crab Soup).

Maryland is known for the Maryland Blue Crab and the wonderful dishes you can make from it. If you’ve never had a true Maryland crab recipe, then you must try one. You won’t be sorry!

This is a picture of steamed crabs that we enjoyed over the summer. Once crabs are in season, I will definitely be posting an entry on steamed crabs. Yum! 
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This is a semi-homemade recipe since the majority of the spices come from a spice kit. It’s so easy to make and it’s very low in calories.

Before giving you the recipe, I have to apologize for the picture quality. You see, while trying to take pictures of the soup cooking, I dropped my camera into the soup! No joke. It’s fried. So this soup actually turned out to be a very expensive meal since now I have to purchase another camera.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for a serving of 10 (serving size is 1 cup):
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1 box of J.O. Spice Maryland Style Crab Soup Mix
1 can (14 ½ oz.) whole tomatoes
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 lb. crab meat *

First, combine package contents with 6 cups of water.Crush the whole tomatoes and then add these and the tomato sauce to the soup mixture.
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Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.
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Add crab meat. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
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*Since crabs are not in season just yet I used canned crab meat. You want to select “lump” meat because it’s chunkier and has a more delicious flavor. Canned crab meat can be very pricey, so it’s best to find it on sale or even at a place like BJ’s or Sam’s Club. And please, don’t drop your camera into the soup. 🙂

Nutrition information: 1 cup of this DELICIOUS soup only has 100 calories!!! You’ll be amazed that just 100 calories can have this much flavor.

Have you ever had a Maryland steamed crab? If so, what were your thoughts?

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4 Comments

  1. No fresh crab in Michigan! Do you know of a substitute for the soup mix? We don’t have that, either. LOVE crab! : )

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      March 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Marianne! Thank you so much for stopping by Operation Nutrition! I found two websites that sell the soup mix. The mix is fairly inexpensive, but I’m not sure how much it would cost for shipping to Michigan. Here is one of the websites: http://www.aircrabusa.com/jospicemarylandvegetablecrabsoupmix.aspx
      Here is the other website: http://www.marylanddelivered.com/jospice.htm
      As far as substituting something for crab meat, I think this soup mix would honestly taste good with any kind of seafood. The mix really has a ton of flavor.

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