5 tablespoons flour (all
purpose or self-rising)
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups milk
2 cups half and half or cream
1/4 teaspoon white pepper/black pepper
1/8 teaspoon thyme (or 1 sprig fresh)
pinch of Old Bay Blackened Seasoning
1 celery stalk, minced
1 teaspoon garlic powder or pepper and garlic powder mix
14 oz. imitation/real king crab meat diced and 12 oz. peeled, deveined, head
off/tail off shrimp (if shrimp is raw, cook 3-5 minutes in microwave until
opaque) Walmart carries the imitation crab meat for $2.50 and the 12 oz. shrimp
for $5.00 on sale.
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Potatoes cut into 1” cubes cooked (optional)
2 Bouillon cubes in 1 cup water dissolved (4 minutes high in
1 Onion-Cut to small pieces and microwaved 4-5 minutes.
1 can Cream of celery
1 can Cream of mushroom
1 small can mushrooms
8 slices Bacon-cooked and crumbled
Cayenne Pepper-to taste
Curry powder-to taste
Seafood seasoning-to taste
You can use as many ingredients or as few as you like. It’s
still good any way you prepare it.
Rub flour and butter
together and put into a 3 or 4 quart soup pan.
In a separate heavy
bottomed saucepan, combine milk with the half and half as well as soups with
herbs, dissolved bouillon in one cup water, and seasonings. Heat the milk until
it nearly boils and pour it slowly into the flour and butter, whisking as the
Simmer for 10 minutes
over very low heat. Do not allow milk mixture to boil. Adjust consistency of
soup; add a little flour if soup is too thin, or add a few tablespoons milk or
cream if soup is too thick. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Add crab meat/shrimp,
bacon, mushrooms, onions; heat for 10 more minutes and serve.