Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tasty Thursday

 Mom and I made Crab and Asparagus soup yesterday.   It was a cold day here and the perfect day for a nice hot bowl of soup. The idea for this soup came from a post that Willow and her mom posted a couple of days ago.


1  1/4 cups chopped sweet onion, 1 chopped celery rib , 2 Tablespoons butter, 2 Tablespoons flour,  1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning (we used Mrs Dash's Italian), 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper,  1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg,  1 cup water,  1/ 1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder,  2 medium red potatoes (we used 4 small potatoes),  fresh asparagus, cut into bit-sized pieces,  2 cups half and half cream and 1 can crabmeat, drained.

In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter.   Stir in the flour and seasonings until blended.   Gradually add the water and the bouillon.  Bring to the boil.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Stir in the potatoes.   Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.

While this was cookering, mom was cutting up the asparagus.   She has never shared this vege with me before and she thought it might be fun to see if I liked it or not.

I took one bite and spit it out.   I wasn't sure if I like it or not but mom said that it was okay and that I didn't have to eat it.   When she tried to remove it - I decided that maybe I liked it after all☺

Back to the recipe:

Add the asparagus and cook for 8-12 minutes longer or until veges are tender.   Stir in the cream and the crab and heat through.    If desired, sprinkle with parsley and pepper.

The soup is very yummy and very rich and I, Molly,  prefer my asparagus to be cooked!
Tomorrow will be another cold day here and we will be enjoying this delicious soup once again.

Happy Thursday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥



  1. it looks perfect for a cold winter day!!! do you still have fresh sparagus? wow...

  2. Hari OM
    I am a big fan of soup - though as a vego, this one I'll have to skip... though I do love asparagus!!! Glad you decided you do too, Molly. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. I'm not sure I'd like this. I like asparagus, and I like crab...but combined in a cream broth.... I guess I'll pass.

  4. Oh this sounds so yummy. If Miss Molly likes it then I'm all in. Yummy.

    Have a fabulous Tasty Thursday. Smooches to Miss Molly. ♥

  5. Molly I love that your mom tries new recipes (I do too, made a new chicken and cabbage soup last night, it was a Winner Winner Chicken Dinner).
    I love asparagus. I have only had crab in crab cakes. My son in law works in food safety at the NCSU Seafood Lab. His thesis was on vacuum packing especially of Crab meat. There is a specific piece of equipment used for packaging seafood. He inspects the equipment and offers safety courses.
    Anyway I should have eaten more crab in my life.
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Yum, yum and more yum! It sure has been soup season around here too sweet Molly!

  7. THat soup sounds great. We love soup this time of year. My Alex likes steamed asparagus, broccoli and other veggies. What veggies do you like Molly? (I make a great crab asparagus quiche.)

  8. Gail says asparagus makes some people's pee smell funny.
    Just wondering?

  9. Mom loves asparagus. She eats it all the time, but she won't touch any seafood. I bet most people would love the soup, though.

  10. That sounds tasty! We like our veggies to be cooked...preferably with some form of meat mixed in like in stir fry dishes. BOL!

  11. Num!! That sounds delicious!!!
    Jakey, Rosy & Sunny

  12. Oh Yum! Mom would LOVE to make that soup! And Cinnamon won't eat veggies at all, the the before hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Same LOVED Asparagus, carrots and peas!

  13. THAT looks incredible!

    Thanks for sharing a bowl with us!

    Willow and Phyll

  14. That looks like a really yummy soup thank you for sharing. Never thought to put crab into a soup before but we love crab so we will give this a try. We all love asparagus here, including Treacle. Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx