Pure pleasure crab bisque

Prep 10 min
Plus Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes 21 /2 cups (625 mL)

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garlic clove, minced
small onion, chopped
2 tbsp
1/2 tsp
fennel seeds, optional
small potato, peeled
2 tbsp
1/2 cup
dry sherry
1/2 cup
10% cream
bottle clam juice
1/2 cup
frozen or canned crabmeat
green onion, thinly sliced


  • Prepare garlic and onion. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and fennel seeds. Stir often, until onion is soft, 5 to 6 min. Meanwhile, chop potato.
  • Stir tomato paste into softened onion and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 min. Pour in sherry. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up and stir in any brown bits from pan bottom. Stir in cream, clam juice and potato. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potato is very tender, 15 to 20 min.
  • Pour soup into a food processor and purée until fairly smooth. Return to pan and add crab. If soup is thicker than you like, thin with a little water or milk. Stir often until heated through. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with a few pieces of crab and green onion.

Serve this creamy, velvety soup in demitasse cups with small spoons on the saucer to scoop up the delectable seafood.


Streamline preparation by using a can of Baxters ready-to-eat lobster bisque. Heat with a dash of sherry and crab.


Prepare soup, but don’t add crab. Pour into a jar, seal and refrigerate up to 2 days. Add crab when reheating.


Calories 137, Protein 4 g, Carbohydrates 13 g, Fat 7 g,
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