Creamy Spinach and Crab Soup is a subtle, seductive and sultry soup with spectacular flavor.  Worthy of a casual or formal meal.
Creamy Spinach and Crab Soup

Creamy Spinach and Crab Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces crab meat, divided (1 1/3 ounces each)
  • 4 packages fresh spinach (10 ounces each)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 Cups Crab Stock
  • 2 Cups half-and-half or milk
  • lemon zest
  • black peppercorns, crushed
Instructions
  1. Slice crab; reserve liquid.
  2. Wash the spinach and drain well. removing all the possible water. Use a salad spinner if available. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat, then add spinach. Cook for two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat then allow to cool. Drain well and reserve.
  3. Melt butter in the same large saucepan. Add onion; sauté until tender. Blend in flour and spices. Gradually add Crab Stock, stirring constantly; heat to boiling.
  4. Purée spinach mixture in blender or food processor. Add half-and-half, crab liquid and stir well. Heat thoroughly. Do not boil.
  5. Portion into plates, adding crab. Garnish with a sprinkling of lemon zest and crushed peppercorns. Serve immediately.
Notes
The soup may be serve chilled.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: each of 6 servings Calories: 79 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 3g Sodium: 313mg Protein: 2g Cholesterol: 16mg

 

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