Crab and Corn Soup

Crab and Corn Soup is easy to make in minutes yet turns out very creamy and tasty. The combination of sweet corn and lump crab meat is sure to be a family favorite. Serve as an appetizer or as a filling meal!

G came back from the store this morning bringing a few cans of lump crab meat. He saw a hot crab dip recipe on Food Network last night and was excited to try it with some rye crisps.

He was about to mix the ingredients up in a bowl when he browsed through his hastily-written recipe notes again and realized he opened a can too many. So, instead of letting the almost-one-cup amount go to waste, I decided to whip up a delicious crab and corn soup for myself.

This recipe is my take on the Knorr crab and corn soup in packets. I always keep a good supply of these commercial soups as they’re super easy to make by simply whisking in an egg and perfect when I want to warm up with a comforting bowl of soup quickly.

But convenient they may be, nothing beats homemade. You can easily make the same flavorful soup from scratch with simple ingredients and no additives or preservatives.

With the crab meat all ready to go and no shells to pick through, it takes less than twenty minutes to pull together. Plus, it tastes so much better and fresher!

Cooking Tips

  • The imitation crab is to add color and mimic the commercial soup version.
  • You can use creamed corn instead of corn kernels, but adjust the amount of cornstarch slurry.
  • If you can’t find seafood soup base, substitute shrimp bouillon cubes.

    How to serve and store

    • This creamy seafood soup will make a delicious side dish for your favorite fried or grilled dishes. You can also serve a bowful with pandesal or crusty French bread for a filling meal.
    • Tranfer leftovers to an container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
    • Reheat in a saucepan over medium-low heat to 165 F, adding water or broth as needed to loosen consistency. Or warm in the microwave at 2 to 3-minute intervals until completely heated through, stirring well after each interval to distribute heat.

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