Cream of Crab Soup

Submitted by The Crab Place

Ingredients

3 tbsp all-purpose flour 1 oz. dry Hollandaise sauce mix
½ tsp dry mustard 4 c. half and half
¼ c. butter 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
¼ tsp celery seeds 1 c. whipping cream
1½ tbsp cooking sherry 1 lb. Maryland crab meat

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, blend flour, Hollandaise sauce mix, & dry mustard with two cups of half and half.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a 4 qt. saucepan.  Slowly add above mixture to melted butter, stirring constantly to ensure smooth consistency.
  3. As the mixture begins to thicken, add remaining half and half, Old Bay seasoning, celery seeds, & whipping cream.  Heat to simmer, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce heat to low, add crab meat & sherry.  Stir gently until heated through & serve.
  5. Top each bowl with freshly ground pepper to taste.

Note: Submitted to The Crab Place by Phoebe Ferguson of Crisfield, MD.

Candy Coated Pecans

Submitted by NutsOnTheNet.com
Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 large egg white ¼ c. loosely packed light brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract 2 c. Zenobia Mammoth Pecans
¼ c. sweetened coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the egg white in a medium sized stainless steel bowl & whisk until frothy.  Add the brown sugar & vanilla & stir until smooth.
  3. Add the pecans & coconut, if desired, & stir until well coated.  Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet & arrange in a single layer.
  4. Set aside at least 30 minutes & up to two hours.  Transfer to the oven & bake, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  5. Immediately loosen the nuts with a spatula & set aside to cool.