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Crab Bisque

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Crab Bisque

Crab Bisque

Photo: Diana Rattray
Look for more bisque recipes and crab recipes below.

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • Roux:
  • *
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • *
  • Bisque:
  • *
  • 1 pound snow crab legs
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • salt and pepper
  • 16 ounces clam juice or 2 cups fish stock
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • chopped parsley for garnish


Make roux: In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour and cook until blonde (pale gold) in color.

Split crab legs down the middle and remove meat. Reserve large pieces of crab shell and set meat aside for garnish.

In a skillet over medium-low heat, sauté carrot, onion, garlic, celery, green onion, and tomatoes in oil until vegetables are tender. Stir in dry sherry and season with salt and pepper. Deglaze skillet; cook liquid down over high heat. Add stock and crab shells; bring to a rolling boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and continue to cook for one hour.

Strain and discard crab shells and vegetables. Thicken soup with the roux and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Add tomato paste, half-and-half, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for five minutes; strain. Garnish with crabmeat and parsley.
Crab bisque serves 4.

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Scallop Bisque
Oyster Bisque

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Crab Casserole with Dressing Mix
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Crab Quiche


User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
, Member didibear

I love this recipe! It is by far the best crab bisque I've ever had. Paired with some cheddar-garlic biscuits, it makes for a great hearty meal. Thank you for sharing.

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