Rich and creamy crab bisque made with chunks of freshly cracked Alaskan King crab meat can be on your table in 30 minutes.
It's not very often we have leftovers from a crab crack. But when we do we can't toss that sweet meat. It's too precious and too delicious.
Crab bisque certainly gives clam chowder a run for its money. It's a perfect way to warm up in the winter as well as serve as a starter for a summer dinner.
It's hearty and easy to make and this creamy crab bisque will remind you of summers at the beach.
Simply made with onions and carrots, this chowder is enhanced by the sweet meat of Alaskan King crab. Once you try it, you'll definitely be making it again.
Now this bisque will work with any kind of crab meat, such as Maryland Blue or Dungeness. But our crab crack was with Alaskan King crab. My opinion is that it is superior to all other crab meat and it's always a good thing when you can find a great deal at your wholesale warehouse club.
I used chicken broth for this recipe because it's what I had in the pantry but seafood stock would intensify the flavor.
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Creamy Crab Bisque
Serves 6. Total time: 30 minutes
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cooking sherry
- 12 ounces Alaskan King crabmeat, chopped
Sauté the carrots and the onion in 2 tablespoons of butter until soft. Set aside.
Using a heavy soup pot create a roux mixing together the remaining flour and butter until cooked through and browned being careful not to burn. Slowly pour in the chicken broth whisking consistently until smooth. Add the onions and carrots and simmer for half an hour.
Add in the remaining ingredients including the crabmeat and simmer for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Garnish with fresh black pepper and dried parsley.