Nothing says Maryland like fresh, sweet crabs, but add a dash of the state’s favorite Old Bay seasoning and you have one creamy, rich seafood soup that is more than a local favorite, it’s a time-honored tradition. Our recipe uses the classic spicy Old Bay seasoning and a splash of dry sherry.
Combine the tomatoes, chicken or fish stock, beef stock, seafood seasoning, and Worcester sauce in a large pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add the carrots, celery, lima beans, corn, and onion. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover, and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Stir the crab meat into the broth, and cover. Cook the soup for another 10 to 15 minutes and serve hot.