Spicy Cajun Crab and Greens Soup

Spicy Cajun Crab and Greens Soup

Makes 6 servings


    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 3 to 5 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
    • 2 1/2 cups bottled clam juice
    • 2 14 1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes with caramelized onion, in juice
    • 1 6-ounce bag baby spinach leaves
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
    • 1 garlic clove, pressed
    • 1 pound lump crabmeat


    1. Whisk oil and flour in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat until smooth and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add enough Cajun seasoning to season to taste and stir 30 seconds. Add clam juice and stir until smooth. Add tomatoes with juices. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 3 minutes. Add spinach, thyme, and garlic and simmer until spinach is just wilted, about 1 minute. Add crabmeat and simmer until heated through, stirring gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls and serve.

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