South Carolina She-Crab Soup

South Carolina She-Crab Soup


"This soup is a staple for all of us living on the South Carolina coast. Here is my take on the soup that I think is outstanding! Enjoy!"


1 h servings 677 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 677 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 57.7 g
  • 89%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 240 mg
  • 80%
  • Sodium:
  • 485 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a smooth paste, and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Mix in the onion, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook and stir for about 4 minutes.
  2. Gradually whisk in the half and half cream so that no lumps form. Stir in chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, and pour in half of the sherry. Season with dill, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, until soup has reduced by 1/3. Add crabmeat, and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls, and top off with a splash of the remaining sherry and a sprinkle of fresh chives.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 38 Ratings


I live in Virginia and they serve a She-Crab soup here in the restraunts and this recipe is very close to the ones I have had, but I did add the old bay seasoning and served it with buttered fre...

I really liked this recipe. Just what I was looking for. Used Old Bay, added some fresh squeezed lemon, and it was perfect for New Years Eve dinner. Will use this recipe again, and again...

I picked up 2 live crabs along with all the rest of the ingredients and was serving this along with Shrimp Creole for a Fat Tuesday celebration. I took the shrimp shells, left over onion after ...

I just made this soup tonight for the first time. I have to say that this is THE BEST soup that I've ever made and eaten. I did however make several additions to the soup to kick it up a notch. ...

Nice recipe. It should be labeled as Crab bisques as there is not "She Crab" in it.

This was very good, but I felt it needed more seasonings. I added Old Bay, black pepper and paprika right in the roux. A bit of sherry gave it a nice flavor too. All in all, a very nice recipe. ...

Love this recipe since I am missing the she-crab soup from my fav restaurants in Virginia Beach, tastes just like them! I always add old bay though.

This recipe is a perfect tribute to lowcountry fare at its very best.

Oh my gosh! EXCELLENT soup with wonderful flavor. I thought it had better flavor and consistency than any I've had in restaurants. I used Red Rock Crab which seemed perfect for this recipe. ...