This rich and creamy soup is great for chilly winter days! Perfect served with a side of crusty bread!
How's the weather where you're at right now? Thankfully, it's been very mild here for the last couple weeks, 30's and 40's. That's pretty unusual considering it's the end of January, But I'll take it! I hope everyone's staying safe in the Northeast right now!
Today's recipe is for a rich and decedent Crab Bisque! I've had this recipe in my draft folder for the last few weeks, and am now just getting to posting it. My Dad treated all of us to crab legs for our Christmas dinner this year and I was the lucky one who got to take the leftovers home with me. I've been dying to make a bisque at home, but seafood is usually out of budget, so I'm especially excited about this recipe!
It took me quite awhile to clean all of the meat out of the crab legs, but you can also buy just the lump crab at your grocer's meat counter. I recommend that, this recipe is way easier that way! This soup is delicious and is fantastic with some crusty bread to dip in. I'm totally a bread dipper when it comes to thicker, creamy soups like this! Enjoy!
What you need:
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup onions, finely diced
1/2 cup carrots, diced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons flour
2 1/4 cup seafood or chicken stock
1 cup white cooking wine
12 ounces fresh crab meat
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper, as needed
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic and tomato paste. Saute for 5 minutes, then add the flour. Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute.
Pour in the chicken stock and cooking wine, then add the crab, paprika and cayenne. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until veggies are tender. Use an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
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This recipe is shared at: Love Bakes Good Cakes, The Best Blog Recipes, A Dish of Daily Life, The Better Baker,