*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Authentic Maryland Crab Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Diana Rich (Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s Fat Free Clinic)
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : American                         Seafood
                 Soups & Stews                    Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2                    onions -- chopped
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
    1                    green bell pepper -- chopped
    3      stalks        celery -- chopped
    6      cups          fish stock or bouillon
    2      29-oz. cans   tomato sauce (or crushed tomatoes)
    1                    bay leaf
    1      tablespoon    fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried
    2                    dried red peppers -- crumbled
                         or a pinch of cayenne -- to taste
    2                    potatoes -- diced
    4                    carrots -- sliced
    2      cups          fresh or frozen corn kernels
    1      pound         crab meat
      1/2  cup           Italian parsley -- chopped
                         freshly ground black pepper -- to taste
 
 1.  Cook the onions, garlic, green pepper and celery in 1/2 cup of the stock
 to soften, 5-10 minutes.
 
 2.  Add the remaining stock, tomato sauce (or crushed tomatoes), bay leaf,
 oregano, red peppers, potatoes and carrots and cook 20 minutes, or until the
 vegetables are tender.
 
 3.  Stir in the corn, crabmeat and parsley and simmer 5 minutes.  Serve with
 ground pepper to taste.
 
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