Old Bay Seasoning (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When I make a recipe I always try to make it as simple as I can with as few steps as possible.
Since I have to share it on YouTube so that a few of my friends in Upstate New York who used to be non-cooks can continue their cooking lessons and impress their new hubby’s with their great cooking it makes it necessary to add the listed recipe and video.
I try to either use ingredients that you normally have on hand or offer items that can be traded out for a substitute and will suggest on the spot what you can do.
I can totally see them panicking when they are making it that they do not have heavy cream or something in the list of ingredients and my phone is ringing lol…
So here we go world… 🙂
Crab Meat Bisque
4 (More lol) Servings
Crab Meat Bisque
3 tbsp butter (margarine)
4tbsp rice flour (reg flour is fine)
1/4 tsp Kosher salt (To taste)
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup minced onion
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 tsp paprika (I am fortunate to have paprika paste from Hungary)
1 cup seafood stock (Chicken or Vegetable is fine) (I used Chicken and 1 box or 32 oz)
1/2 cup milk (I omitted)
1/2 cup half & half (I used 1 pint)
1 1/2 cup heavy cream (I used 1 pint)
2 cups real crab meat (Imitation really is different taste and mushier) (Shrimp or Lobster could be substituted)
(As an option potatoes could be added)
Melt butter in a sprayed pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, celery and spices, to saute the veggies but not brown. Slowly add flour stirring to make sure lumps do not form. Gradually add stock then other liquids. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about 15 minutes to allow to thicken. Add crab meat and simmer for about 5 additional minutes prior to serving. Serve hot.
This recipe is for 4 servings so just double if you have a larger family… I made larger with intention of freezing half then had company lol…
I would have added red or butter potatoes diced if I had not been serving the Spinach Basil Pasta Salad with this dish.
Hope you enjoy and please feel free to view the video if necessary so you can start and stop at any time as you feel necessary. Leave a comment after you make for any changes you would make to the recipe please.
PS watch the lid as my hubby came in and turned stove up a bit to make it cook a little faster and placed lid down so that it was not partially ajar. Luckily I heard it click and went out to correct it. He had tasted it early and was suddenly anxious to eat…had I known that I would have steamed the carrots prior to adding we usually do not eat for another few hours from now lol…thought it would be fine…now I have to watch to be sure it does not scorch… 🙂
He is supposed to be working lol
Thank you as always for viewing and commenting…
Here is the video location in a pop out window so it does not interfere with the recipe for you
Also check out my new friend’s recipe from here on Word Press Pimlco for another variation on this great recipe…follow their kitchen also…
***** I find myself now having to make this for hubby every week and his birthday dinner this was also requested as his meal of choice this year…