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Crab and Oyster Soup

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21Minutes
560Calories
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Rich and creamy oyster soup has long been a traditional meal in the Lowcountry. For her delicate version, Amethyst Ganaway adds crab and a sprinkle of benne, an especially sweet and nutty type of sesame seed that is native to West Africa and was brought to the Carolina Sea Islands by enslaved peoples. It’s available online from Anson Mills. For a bigger pop of flavor, feel free to finely grind extra benne seeds and stir them into the soup. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Amethyst Ganaway.

Ingredients

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4 SERVINGS
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (neutral-flavored)
  • 1 stalk celery (small, very finely diced, about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 8 ounces oysters (preferably small, jarred or canned, with their liquor; or 15-20 fresh oysters, shucked, with about 1/3 cup of their liquor)
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups crabmeat (cooked, fresh or canned, about 3/4 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon benne seeds (optional, for serving)
  • finely chopped chives
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    Directions

    1. Set a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil and saute celery until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add flour and stir until oil is absorbed. Add in oyster liquor (set oysters aside) and whisk until incorporated.
    2. Add milk and heavy cream and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally and watching to ensure it doesn't come to a boil. Simmer until the soup has thickened slightly, 5-10 minutes. Then reduce heat to medium-low and add reserved oysters and the crab meat. Let cook, stirring very gently, until the oysters just start to curl at the edges, 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat, add white pepper, and salt to taste.
    3. Serve soup with toasted benne seeds and chives.
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    560Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories560Calories from Fat380
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat42g65%
    Saturated Fat23g115%
    Trans Fat0g
    Cholesterol205mg68%
    Sodium650mg27%
    Potassium760mg22%
    Protein26g51%
    Calories from Fat380
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate20g7%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Sugars10g20%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C20%
    Calcium45%
    Iron25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Reviews(2)

    Duzog Duzog 6 months ago
    Awesome! I added cayenne pepper for some heat and Kniw Cubes because I am Nigerian and extra. Also salt to taste. I substituted lobster tails for crab added clam. Will make again!
    Asya Davis 7 months ago
    This soup was phenomenal. My husband and father loved it.

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