Friday, April 18, 2014

Crab and Corn Soup

Confession time! I was planning to make a dip recipe when I bought crab meat at the store. But the Zapps potato chips did not make it. "Blushing" They were gone one day after I brought them home. I had help, so don't judge. Why make the dip now, right? How about Crab and Corn Soup instead? Dear sister and I would sometimes share Crab and Corn Soup for Two at the Chinese restaurant we went to as a family growing up.  It was a little like egg drop soup but made special with the addition of corn and crab. I haven't had it in years. I am not really sure what brought it to mind today? But it was perfect! Today there was still a chill in the air and this recipe was warm and quick to prepare. I love the delicate sweet flavor of the crab and corn. I think it is better warm not piping hot. When is was still bubbling the flavor was masked by the heat. My favorite garnishes were the green onions and hot chili oil. So good! I am sure more soy sauce, sesame oil or even Sriracha would be great too. I look forward to making this soup again in the future.

Crab and Corn Soup
Serves 4


4 cups chicken stock
1 can (14.75 oz.) cream-style corn
1 Tbsp. dry sherry
2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 cup cornstarch, dissolved in
1/4 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
6 oz. lump crab, save some for a garnish
Kosher salt and white pepper, to taste
Green onions, sliced for a garnish
Hot chili oil (optional)


In a stock pot, bring chicken stock to a boil. Add the cream-style corn, sherry, soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well and let simmer for 8 minutes. Add dissolved cornstarch stirring to combine; continue to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until the soup is thick. Add the eggs stirring in with a fork to make ribbons. Add the crab and season with salt, pepper and more soy sauce to taste. Continue to cook for a minute until the eggs have set. Serve garnished with crab, green onions and chili oil (optional).

Note: This soup is better slightly cooled. The delicate flavors are more apparent than when it is piping hot. It was also delicious re-heated.

Linking to:
Love Bakes Good Cakes: The Ultimate Soup Recipe List Linky
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
My Pinterventures: The Yuck Stops Here!
Yesterfood: Treasure Box Tuesday
It's Your Life: Tuesday with a Twist
Anyonita Nibbles: Tasty Tuesdays
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin' Wednesday
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
Turnips 2 Tangerines: Four Seasons Blog Hop
Carole's Chatter: Food on Fridays - Crayfish, Lobster & Crab


  1. We love eating soup and this looks delicious. Do you use canned, bottled, or fresh crab meat? I've never used the canned or bottle type so I'm not sure what to buy.

    1. Thanks! Erlene, I use fresh crab. They sell it here in Louisiana in a vacuum sealed pouch. Sometime they have it in a plastic container with a metal pull ring top too. Either would work. I plan to try poached chicken or shrimp one day. I think either would be great with the corn.

    2. I tried this recipe with finely shredded poached chicken instead of crab. It was delicious too!

  2. I've never had crab & corn soup this's always the creamy type of soup, ya know? I like this Asian spin. And I like anything with green onions!
    Thank you for stopping in this week!

    1. I know the creamy soups are so good! Believe it or not my family does have a recipe for the creamy style crab and corn soup. My dear sister has been asking me to find a recipe. Just haven't got around to it yet.

  3. Crab and corn sounds like a good combo. Cheers from CArole's Chatter

  4. This soup will be delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. This corn and crab soup is definitely delicious.. Chinese do have a version of this corn and crab soup and we all love it... I think may be they are related. Thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop. Cheers and have a nice day.

  6. Made this soup again today with chopped shrimp. Very good! I maybe a little obsessed with egg drop style soups. So comforting!


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