Maryland Soft Shell Crab Soup Recipe


 Maryland Soft Shell Crab Soup Recipe

Summer is the time for soft shell crabs and there is nothing better than a beautiful bowl of Maryland Soft Crab Soup on the dinner table. Quick and easy to make and absolutely a treat to eat. Enjoy!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 lb. Bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 doz. Soft Crabs , cleaned and broken into chunks

1 large Onion, chopped

3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning

3 cups Water

2 large Cans Chopped Tomatoes

1 large Can V-8 Juice

2 bags Frozen Mixed Vegetables

6 large Potatoes , cut into 1 inch pieces

Salt & Pepper to taste


In a large pot, simmer bacon, crabs, onion and Old Bay Seasoning until onion is tender, stirring frequently.  Add water, tomatoes and juice stir well, bringing to a boil. 

Turn heat down to medium low and simmer for 1/2 – 1 hour.  Add frozen vegetables, potatoes and salt and pepper. Bring to a second boil, stirring frequently, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender.

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