If you are a crab fan, and you like to enjoy the delicious smell and flavour of it’s soups, don’t miss this two recipes.
Yummy, seafood has never been so easy to make at home.

Crab Bisque

Serves: 4

Ingredients

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

How to do it

  1. Make roux: In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour and cook until blond (pale gold) in color.
  2. Split crab legs down the middle and remove meat. Reserve large pieces of crab shell and set meat aside for garnish.
  3. In a skillet over medium-low heat, sauté carrot, onion, garlic, celery, green onion, and tomatoes in oil until vegetables are tender.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Have a look at this incoming recipe

Avocado-CrabmeatSoup

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped avocado
  • 2 cups cooked crabmeat, canned, fresh, or frozen
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash fresh-ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1/2 cup minced celery
  • chopped chives

How it is done

  1. Melt the butter and blend in the flour, salt, pepper, and mustard. Gradually stir in the liquid or liquids, and cook until smooth and thick, stirring constantly.
  2. Combine and blend in the remaining ingredients except chives, and chill. Pour into a chilled bowl, and garnish with chopped chives.

I hope you try them both, you won’t regret it…

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