Jun 18

Tahitian Crabmeat Soup


Luscious and creamy and rich! Complete with coconut milk! The Tahitian Crabmeat Soup recipe came from Chef Sam Choy’s Aloha Cuisine cookbook. Oddly enough, I found this cookbook, along with his Poke cookbook in the Polynesian Resort at Disney World…in Florida.

Sam Choy Cookbooks

They are obviously two of the sixteen cookbooks that made the journey with me to Hawai`i, you can read about that here. You can also find both of Sam Choy’s cookbooks mentioned on Amazon using the handy search box found on the right side of this page.


The Tahitian Crabmeat Soup was simple and fairly quick to make. Here are the ingredients you will need:

chopped spinach


2 Cups Onion, Diced

1/4 Cup Butter

2 Tablespoons Flour

2 Cups Heavy Cream

1 1/2 Cups Chicken Stock

2 Cups Coconut Milk – see my note at the bottom

2 Cups Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed

   or 3 Cups Chopped Fresh Spinach, Washed and Stemmed

1 1/2 Cups Crabmeat

Salt and White Pepper to Taste  – I used black pepper



In a large saucepan saute’ onion in butter until translucent.

butter and onions

Stir in flour, blend well. Add heavy cream and chicken stock; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.


Stir in coconut milk, spinach, and crabmeat. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 



This is what I used for the Coconut Milk:

Coconut Milk

The first time I spotted it was here on Maui at Costco, so I’m hoping that means you will be able to find it on the mainland too. I LOVE coconut, as if you hadn’t noticed from my other recipe posts here and here. I’ve never been a big fan of cow’s milk, I tried almond milk and didn’t care for that either. THIS I LOVE!!!  It has a very slight sweetness to it. If I have a sweet tooth after a meal, I can take a drink or two of coconut milk and be satisfied. I also use it with my chocolate Fiber One cereal in the morning and it makes for a tasty combination! I feel like such a healthy girl finally being able to drink milk and not get all my calcium from cheese and ice cream…  Although, let’s face it, the cheese and ice cream are more fun…we all know that.

I hope you enjoy the Tahitian Crabmeat Soup!





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