Thursday, October 8, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY/SOUP SEASON IS ON IT’S WAY!

 

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Living on the coast of Texas most of my life, I love seafood, just about any kind except  oysters.

Today we are going to serve up a spoonful of comfort.  Nothing beats a bowl of steamy soup on a chilly day. This creamy bisque will soothe the senses and warm the hearts of your loved ones.

 

Crab bisque

2 cups chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped green peppers

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup butter

4 cups diced peeled potatoes

2 cups milk

4 cups  half-and half cream

10 ounces process cheese ( Velveeta), cut in 1

inch  cubes

1 can  (1 pound) crabmeat, drained, flaked

and cartilage removed.

3/4   teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, sauté the

onions, celery, green peppers and garlic in

butter until tender.   Reduce heat to medium:

add potatoes and   milk.  Cook uncovered, for 20

minutes or until potatoes are  just tender, stirring occasionally.

Remove 1 1/2 cups of the potato mixture; mash

and return to the pan. Reduce heat to low.  Stir in half-

and- half and process cheese.  Cook and stir until cheese

is melted.  Add the crab, salt and pepper.  Cook 10

minutes longer or until heated through.

Serves 12.

 

I do not have a picture because Roy and I are on a diet,

but I think you will really enjoy this bisque.

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11 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Barbara! That sounds like a great recipe. I love bisque. I just love soup, period.

I know about diets because I'm on a restricted one at present. I was a bad girl this year. ;-)

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

This sounds great, will have to try it for DH.
Thanks Molly

deb did it said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy to meet you! this recipe makes my mouth water!

susan said...

I am smiling. Cream soups are not really on anyone's diet list, but they are one of my favorites! I think crab is my very favortite food and I will give this a whirl! Good luck to you and Roy on your diets!

Laura said...

Hi Barbara-
I can't wait to try this. I am a new at a seafood soup-
What brand of canned crab do you buy?

Thanks!

Laura

Shelia said...

Sounds delicious, Barbara!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

I love seafood bisque whatever the base. This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. Have a great day.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ummm... crab bisque. A favorite of ours! We love all seafood, I think. This looks yummy.
Cass

LV said...

Today is so much cooler, a big bowl of your chili would taste good. Since I do not cook much anymore, I'll take your word it is good. To answer your question, no I really do not go out much at night, especially not to take pictures. I do take my camera with me everywhere. The moon shot was taken from my front yard.

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Thanks Barbara, it sounds real good. I'm going to try it.

cindy@stitches

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Sounds delicious!