Crab Bisque (World Class)

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READY IN: 5hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove all the crab meat from shells and set aside.
  • Put half the shells into a large pot with 4 litres of water.
  • Rough chop onions, 1 stalk celery and garlic and add to pot with shells.
  • Bring mixture to a boil and boil for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • After boiling, strain and save stock, discard shells, onion, celery and garlic.
  • Measure 12 cups of prepared stock into large pot. (add water to make volume reach 12 cups).
  • Peel and cube potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Dice pimento into 1/4 inch cubes.
  • Add potatoes, pimento, 1/2 of the crab meat and all the remaining ingredients to the pot.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer and simmer for 4 hours until volume has reduced by half and mixture starts to thicken.
  • Add remaining crab meat to pot and simmer uncovered for another hour, until soup is very thick.
  • Serve hot.
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