If you are from the Eastern Shore you know how yummy a nice hot bowl of crab soup can be, but did you know that tweaking a few ingredients can make this dish even more desirable. Better yet, it is such a cost cutting step that you will never turn back on the way you cook crab soup again. This recipe is so easy to prepare that you will mind when anyone requests it.
I am going to start off giving you the secret to the crab meat. So many times you will be out at restaurants and the restaurants menu reads that the "voted best" or "worlds best" crab soup is made with lump crab meat. Well, we tried our recipe with lump and even the freshest of fresh crabmeat left a little fishy taste, so back to the drawing board. What our research showed that claw meat, yes claw meat was the best for this recipe. If you are from the shore you know this goes against everything that we were taught to choose for crab meat.
The next secret to this recipe is onion soup mix
Yes you read that right, onion soup mix. Add two packs to your recipe and this will give it a great taste. With the onion soup mix there will be very little seasonings that you will need to add,
Now let's get on with your recipe.
First let me add that I cook this recipe in my crockpot. You can cook it stove top, but I find for when I am cooking this for family gatherings it is a quick and easy way to create a delicious dish in little time.
First I am starting out with a 15 oz can of tomato sauce. I use the store brand. I add the can of tomato sauce to my crock pot and add 30 oz (two of the empty tomato sauce cans) of water to the sauce in the crock pot.
After that is all stirred together I am adding 2 8oz cans of mixed vegetables.
Next I am going to add two packets of onion soup mix.
You will want to mix everything in the crock pot together. The next ingredients will definitely be placed in judged by preference. Some yummy Old Bay seasoning and pepper. You can continue to add your old bay and pepper to your taste. Also as the soup cooks in the crock pot you can add water to your liking. I let this cook on high for about three hours or low for about 5. This recipe is such a hit with EVERYONE who tastes it. Give it a try and let us know how you like it.
1 container of fresh crab claw meat
1-15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 Box of Onion Soup mix
2-15 oz cans of mixed vegetables
Old Bay to taste
Pepper to taste
Add the tomato sauce to crock pot.
Add 2- 15 oz cans (empty tomato sauce cans) of water
Add two packets of onion soup mix
Add mixed vegetables
Add Old Bay and Pepper to taste