She Crab Soup

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 1
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1 medium leek -- sliced
8 ribs celery -- diced
2 tablespoons flour
1 pinches oregano
1 quart fish stock
1/2 pound crabmeat
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 large egg yolks -- beaten
1 medium Onion -- diced
1/4 pound butter
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 quart chicken broth
4 ounces crab roe
4 tablespoons sherry
1/2 pint cream
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste

Preparation / Directions:

Melt butter in saucepan, add vegetables, and simmer until tender. Mix flour, tomato paste and oregano. Stir well, add to vegetables. Stir in chicken broth and fish stock. Boil 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. To this mixture, add crab roe, crabmeat, sherry, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes ONLY. Remove from heat. Add egg yolks and cream. Serve at once. Makes about 1 gallon. This is a very old and secretive South Carolina recipe that originated in Charleston, SC., a city much like that of the history of New Orleans. The recipe has never before been given out from the original family of the restaurant first making this dish. Over the years, other restaurants have come up with a good likeness of it, but not the original. Here is the original.

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