Charleston Soups Recipe List

High Cotton

199 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Blue Crab Butterbean Soup

4 Servings

Ingredients for Soup

2 c Yellow Squash, medium chop
1 Large Red Bell Pepper, small chop
1 Large White Onion, small chop
1 1/2 c Cooked Butterbeans or Lima Beans, blanched
1/2 lb Smoked Sausage, medium chop
1 Fresh Jalapeno, minced
1 T Garlic, minced
1 T Creole Seasoning
To taste Tabasco
To taste Salt
4 c Chicken Stock
3 T Butter
1 lb Picked Blue Crab

Method for Topping

  • Sauté the 1 pound of blue crab in butter with a pinch of parsley, lemon, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide evenly amongst the bowls and garnish with a pinch of cornbread crumbles and cup chopped scallions.


  • In a medium pot, melt Butter.
  • Add squash, red pepper, onion and jalapeno.
  • Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add sausage, beans, garlic and Creole seasoning.
  • Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Add stock and salt, season to taste.
  • Simmer 30 minutes.

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