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Crab Bisque

Crab Bisque

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 50


Serves 6

  • 1⁄2 cup butter

  • 1⁄2 cup flour

  • 14ounces chicken stock (homemade would be best)

  • 2tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2cups cream (heavy)

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper (fresh ground)

  • 3⁄4 cup sherry wine or 3⁄4 cup marsala wine

  • 1lb crabmeat (lump crab- blue crab)


  • 01

    Melt butter in a medium sized pot (non stick), add flour, salt and pepper - as though you were making a rue (blonde rue). Allow flour to melt into the butter and stir constantly until the flour is a blonde rue.

  • 02

    Combine rue with Tomato Paste and slowly add the chicken stock whisking as you go. Once this has come to a moderate heat add marsala and cream - not together or you will cruddle - if you want a dryer taste use a dry sherry instead.

  • 03

    Finally add your star ingredient - Crab and allow to come full heat slowly and serve with a wedge of crusty bread and salad for a full meal or just by itself for a great intro to a wonderful dinner.



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