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Top Secret Recipes version of The Soup Nazi's Crab Bisque Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pamela M McLaughlin
Added: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 lbs. snow crab clusters (legs)
4 qts. water ( 16 cups)
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, quartered
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/4 c fresh chopped Italian parsley
2 tsp. mustard seed
1 T chopped pimento
1/2 tsp. coarse ground pepper
2 bay leaves
1/3 c tomato sauce
2 T half and half
1/4 c unsalted butter
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/8 tsp. basil
1/8 tsp. marjoram

Directions:
Directions:
Remove all crab meat from the shells and set aside. Put half of the shells into a large pot with the water over high heat. Add onion, 1 stalk of the chopped celery, and garlic, then bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to boil for 1 hour, stirring occasionally (the white part of the shells will start to become transparent), then strain stock, Discard the shells, onion and garlic, keeping only stock. Measure 3 quarts (12 cups) of the stock into a large sauce pot. Add enough water to make 3 quarts. Add potatoes, bring mixture to a boil, then add 1/2 of the crab and the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring back to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer to 4 hours, uncovered until it reduces by about half and starts to thicken. Add the remaining crab and simmer for another hour until the soup is very thick.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This clone was a tribute to the final episode of Seinfeld.

 

 

 

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