Maryland Crab Soup

[ 5 ] April 7, 2009 |

Maryland Crab Soup

2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
3 cups water
1 cup fresh Lima beans
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 cup carrots (sliced)
2 tbsp. chopped onion
2 tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
2 cups beef broth

1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 lb. blue crab crabmeat
10 blue crab claws, steamed
1 gallon water

Add the whole tomatoes, water, Lima beans, corn, sliced carrots, chopped onion, Old Bay seasoning, beef broth and red pepper flakes to a pot. Heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 5-7 minutes. Bring 1 gallon water to boil. Add crab claws and boil 6 minutes. Drain crab and set aside. Stir crabmeat and crab claws into tomato and vegetable mixture. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer. Serve hot.

*Johnna’s tip: Serve with crackers or maybe even a side of celery (*if you’re into celery, it’s not a JKGF fave, but it works well with this soup…) There is nothing better than fresh seafood soup. We know seafood can be a bit pricey especially when you can usually only use it for one dish, but the flavor and taste makes it soo worth the while. Go to your local seafood market and get the freshest crabmeat you can buy, your mouth will thank you later:-)

Picture source:

Category: appetizers, seafood, soup

About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

Comments (5)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. nancy says:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. Johnna Knows Good Food: Yum Yum, Gimme Some! says:

    Thanks Betty! If there’s anything you want to see more of, just shoot us a line;-)

  3. Wonderful items from you, man. I’ve take into account your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely fantastic.

    I really like what you have got here, certainly like what
    you are stating and the best way in which you are saying it.
    You are making it entertaining and you continue to take care of to keep it wise.
    I can not wait to read far more from you. That is actually a terrific site.

  4. Johnna says:

    Thank you!

  5. Modesta says:

    I think that what you said made a bunch of
    sense. But, think about this, what if you were to create
    a killer title? I am not saying your content is not good., but what if you
    added a post title to possibly get a person’s attention? I mean Maryland Crab Soup :
    Johnna Knows Good Food Restaurants, Drinks
    & Recipes Washington, D.C. is kinda plain. You ought to glance at Yahoo’s
    front page and note how they create news titles to get people to click.
    You might try adding a video or a pic or two to get people interested about what you’ve got to say.
    Just my opinion, it might make your posts a little livelier.

Leave a Reply