Recipe: Crab & Ginger Soup

Velvety smooth, deliciously fishy and great for entertaining.

Crab & Ginger Soup recipe

Serves 4


2 tablespoons olive or rapeseed oil

1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped or crushed

5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

2 tablespoons brandy (optional)

2 tablespoons tomato puree

750ml fish stock

140g fresh white fish, roughly chopped

225g white crab meat (good quality tinned crab also works fine)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fresh dill


Soup Can Make You Thin

• Warm the oil in a soup pot over a low heat, add the onion, garlic and ginger and gently saute with the lid on for 10 minutes or until the onions are soft.

• Add the brandy if using, turn up the heat a little and reduce until most of the liquid has gone (this burns off the alcohol).

• Add the tomato puree and stir well before adding the stock then bring slowly to the boil.

• Reduce the heat, add the white fish, stir well and simmer very gently for 10 minutes.

• Add the crab meat and continue to simmer for a further 5 minutes.

• Liquidise until you have a very smooth soup, return to a clean pot and reheat slowly.

• Season to taste and serve, adding a few dill fronds to each bowl.

This recipe has been donated by Fiona Kirk & Jean Barr, authors of the book ‘SOUP CAN MAKE YOU THIN’ available in eBook format, £4.99 from

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