"Yummm" -- that's all we could say for the first 5 minutes of eating this! Unfortunately my grocery was charging an exhorbitant price for crab, so I subbed in shrimp instead... the only drawback was that is wasn't as thick as I normally like for bisque. I wonder if it was the shrimp? I did use my immersion blender to puree the veggies a bit before adding the cheese and shrimp. In any case, this was easy and very good! Made for PAC Fall 2009.