"There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie."--Craig Claiborne

The Soup Nazi's Crab Bisque (from Seinfeld show) Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for The Soup Nazi's Crab Bisque (from Seinfeld show), by , is from The Huttner/Brown Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Judith Brown
Added: Wednesday, August 5, 2009


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

Remove all the crab meat from the shells and set it aside.

Put half of the shells into a large pot with 4 quarts of water over high heat. Add onion 1 stalk of chopped celery, and garlic, then bring 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, celery and garlic, keeping only the stock.

Measure 3 quarts (12 cups) of the stock into a large sauce pan or cooking pot. If you don't have enough stock, 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 it back to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 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 servings




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!