Charleston She-Crab Chowder

Ingredients:
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 lbs crabmeat (about 12 crabs)
  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1/4 tsp mace
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup orange crab roe
  • Rind of 1 lemon, grated
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Preparation:

Sauté onion & celery in butter until tender. Add flour, fish stock, mace, salt & pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add cream, sherry, brandy & simmer for 2 minutes.

Add crabmeat & roe. Optional: add tomato paste for color. Serve in preheated soup cups & a dollop of whipped cream with an additional sprinkle of crab roe on top.

Servings: 6
Source:
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
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