Charleston She-Crab Soup
35 mins (prep 35)
15 ingredients
4-6 servings
Adapted from "Charleston Receipts" and attributed to Mrs. Henry Church, this is an authentic she crab soup recipe. Mrs. Church shares a 'secret'--if unable to obtain she crabs and thus have no roe, crumble the yolks of hard boiled eggs in the bottom of the soup plates. Please note there is a difference between the egg-bearing female crabs who carry their eggs outside their shells and which are generally illegal to be harvested, and the she crabs which contain roe within their shells and which are legal. These are available via mail order from several seafood houses in the Carolinas and Georgia. Please also note that the spicing of the soup is very mild but very traditional--if you prefer it to be more highly spiced, you can of course add more and additional spices.

Categories:  <-60-mins , north-american , american , seafood , shellfish , southern-u.s. , soups-&-stews , bisques~cream-soups , crab , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (38.43 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 134.13 Calories from Fat 125.82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.98g 86.03%
Saturated Fat 8.72g 174.37%
Trans Fat 0.12g %
Cholesterol 48.47mg 64.62%
Sodium 331.78mg 55.3%
Total Carbohydrate 2.05g 2.73%
Dietary Fiber 0.21 g 3.4%
Sugars 0.89 g %
Protein 0.83g 6.66%
Vitamin A 527.75IU% Vitamin C 0.32mg%
Calcium 22.19mg% Iron 0.13mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
onion juice, white, crab meat, dry sherry, fresh parsley