Seafood Soup Presentation Guide

With seafood soup, authenticity is everything. Our presentation guide helps you serve soups even locals would be proud to call their own.

Signature New England Clam Chowder
Oyster crackers, lemon and a side of OLD BAY® or hot sauce will make for a perfect presentation of this classic soup.

Reserve Lobster Bisque with Sherry
Go decadent with a shot of sherry or a truffle oil drizzle. Garnish with smoked paprika, smoky cheeses and/or croutons.

Reserve Crab Bisque with Sherry
Adding more crabmeat is always a winning option, but you can also top with a shot of sherry or a drizzle of oil. Maybe even truffle oil if you’re feeling decadent. Other nice additions are crumbled bacon and avocado.

Reserve Kickin’ Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder
This is a spicier soup, so consider adding even more heat with some hot sauce or sriracha aioli. You can also balance out the heat with some OLD BAY® spiced sour cream and a twist of grilled lemon. Fried kale makes a beautiful and tasty garnish.

Reserve Riverboat Red Pepper & Crab Bisque
Melty cheeses, such as smoked provolone, go well in this soup. Think about topping with julienned peppers, veggie relish, cilantro or lime. Or any combination of the previous.

Signature Boston Clam Chowder
Oyster crackers are a famous pairing here, but you can also add chimichurri or a combination of sour cream and hot sauce.

Signature Maryland Style Crab
Anything OLD BAY® spiced goes well in this, but consider some crab claws for a crab overload, croutons, grilled corn, veggie noodles or fried kale.

Classic Manhattan Clam Chowder
Fresh lemon brings out all the flavors of this tomato-based soup. Also, fresh herbs and additional seafood help round out this meal.