Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Crab and Corn Bisque

Crab and Corn Bisque

(I talked about this recipe here)

2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onion, chopped
4 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon sherry
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (I use Old Bay)
4 cups corn
12 ounces lump crab meat
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup half and half
salt and pepper, to taste

Melt butter in a large pot. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add broth, sherry, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, celery seed and Old Bay; bring to a boil.
Add corn. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Stir in crab meat.
Combine milk with flour in a small bowl and whisk into soup.
Add half and half. Cook until thick and creamy, about 5 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove bay leaves and serve.

makes 9 1-cup servings
source: Cooking in Cathedral Hill
HUs: 3


swirlingnotions said...

Crab's in season here and I just can't seem to get enough of it. I'll have to give this a try! Thanks!

Elisabeth said...

Lia, one of my biggest regrets about living in Minnesota is that crab is never in season here! You are so lucky - I would eat it every day if I were you! :)