Sherry Cream Crab Sauce

sherry cream sauce with crabmeat
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 to 3 Cups (serves 8)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
296 Calories
26g Fat
10g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 1/2 to 3 Cups (serves 8)
Amount per serving
Calories 296
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 322mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 6g
Calcium 75mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Use a little of this rich and delicious sherried crab sauce to dress up baked or grilled fish or seafood, or drizzle some over fried green tomatoes or eggplant slices to make a wonderfully different appetizer or side dish.

It is a great sauce to have on hand. Make extra and freeze it in small containers.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 green onions, with about 2 inches green, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley leaves
  • 4 ounces lump crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun or Creole seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat; stir in flour, onions, and parsley. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

  2. Add the sherry and crabmeat to the flour mixture; gradually add the cream, stirring constantly. Stir in Cajun seasoning and tomato paste. Simmer for about 5 minutes to reduce slightly.

  3. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding salt and pepper, if necessary.