Chilled Corn Soup with Crab

Number of Servings: 8 (331g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 2 hours 30 min.

Corn and crab evoke the flavors of a summer. This chilled soup will refresh you on a muggy August night. Pair it with a crisp salad dressed lightly with a simple vinaigrette to add crunch and flavor contrast to the meal.

Tip: Fresh corn will taste best in this recipe, but canned and frozen will also work.


  • 1 lb. cooked king crab legs
  • 6 cups corn
  • 4½ cups water
  • ⅛ tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  • ½ tsp. black pepper


  1. Cut shells off crab with kitchen shears. Reserve shells. Coarsely chop crabmeat and chill.
  2. Combine shells, corn, water, and ground red pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until corn is very tender (20 minutes). Discard shells.
  3. Using an immersion blender or working in small batches in a standard blender with a clean kitchen towel placed loosely over the open vent hole, puree corn mixture.
  4. Press pureed corn mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl. Reserve the liquid and discard the solids.
  5. Stir in milk, chives, and black pepper. Refrigerate to chill (2 hours). Top with chilled crabmeat.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 331g

Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 26mg 8%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 11g
Protein 15g
Vitamin D 0.4mcg 0%
Calcium 70.9mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 460mg 10%
Vitamin A 34.9mcg 4%
Vitamin C 12.3mg 15%
Vitamin E 0.6mg 6%
Vitamin K 3.8mcg 4%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 5.6mg 40%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 73.8mcg 18%
Vitamin B12 5.3mcg 220%
Biotin 0.6mcg 4%
Chloride 30.5mg 2%
Pantothenate 1.1mg 20%
Phosphorus 250.2mg 20%
Iodine 7.3mcg 4%
Magnesium 73.6mg 20%
Zinc 4mg 35%
Selenium 22.1mcg 40%
Copper 0.6mg 70%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 6.1mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Whole Yellow Corn, Crab, 2% Milk, Chives, Black Pepper, Chili Pepper.

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