Crab Soup

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Crab Soup is easier than you think to make, even if you don’t have crab meat on hand!

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I love seafood, growing up on the coast in Virginia and South Carolina, and now living in coastal Georgia has made it easy for us to access fresh seafood. However, that has not always been the case as the military moved us around!

Years ago I was craving my Nana’s Crab Soup recipe and wasn’t able to get crab meat (surimi) at the grocery store. Surimi is crab-flavored seafood made from wild-caught Alaska Pollock and Pacific Whiting. I promise you, you cannot tell the difference! I was hooked!

Not only does the imitation crab taste just like real crab, it is also sustainably and ethically sourced and a good source of protein with no saturated or trans fats. I’ve used it in crab cakes, dips, sushi, and my husband eats just on it’s own as a snack!

crab soup ingredients

How to Make Crab Soup with Fake Crab

This recipe is super easy, so don’t be afraid to try it! In just 20 minutes you have have thick, creamy crab soup-the ultimate comfort food! Best of all, there are no crazy complicated ingredients:

  • imitation crab
  • butter
  • diced onion
  • flour
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • sherry
ladle of crab soup over pot

First, melt the butter in a large pot, then add onions and sauté until translucent. Add flour and stir to coat the onions and allow it to cook for one minute.

Stir in heavy cream and milk, then add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the soup thickens. That’s it! Delicious crab soup made with imitation crab in just 20 minutes!

crab soup in white bowl with aquamar surimi

Have you tried fake crab? If not, you’re missing out! If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you commented and rated it below, I love hearing from you.

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Crab Soup

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Crab Soup is easier than you think to make, even if you don’t have crab meat on hand! Try this easy recipe featuring Aquamar® Surimi Flakes and get ready for the compliments to roll in!


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  • 5 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup diced onion-about one small
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 lb imitation crab
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a large pot melt butter over medium high heat.
  2. Add diced onion and sauté until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add flour and stir with a whisk, cooking one minute.
  4. Slowly add heavy cream and milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add crab meat, wine, Worcestershire and Old Bay.
  7. Season with salt to taste.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: soup
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 383
  • Sugar: 13.1 g
  • Sodium: 967 mg
  • Fat: 15.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.2 g
  • Protein: 35.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 119.2 mg

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  1. Delishidness but I omitted the wine and added onions, garlic, bacon pieces, Goya sazonador seasoning, Aleppo pepper. Instead of flour, I used corn starch. Def will ge in my usuals! TY!

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