How to Make Decadent Crab Bisque

Sounds complicated, but quite easy indeed! :-)

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How to Make Decadent Crab Bisque Recipe
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1
Chop onion.

Chop onion.

2
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

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3
Add onions to oil.

Add onions to oil.

4
Add garlic to onions.  Stir well and cook until onions are tender.

Add garlic to onions. Stir well and cook until onions are tender.

5
In a separate pan, melt butter over medium heat.

In a separate pan, melt butter over medium heat.

6
Add flour to butter.

Add flour to butter.

7
Mix well to create a roux for the soup.

Mix well to create a roux for the soup.

8
Add chicken stock to the roux.

Add chicken stock to the roux.

9
Mix well.

Mix well.

10
Continue stirring until smooth.  This will make a chunky bisque.  If you want a smoother bisque, you can add this and the onion mixture to an immersion blender before adding crabmeat.

Continue stirring until smooth. This will make a chunky bisque. If you want a smoother bisque, you can add this and the onion mixture to an immersion blender before adding crabmeat.

11
Time for wine!  If you have a cool sister like me, you will have a bottle left over from your 40th birthday.  If you want a non-alcoholic bisque, substitute water or chicken stock for the wine.

Time for wine! If you have a cool sister like me, you will have a bottle left over from your 40th birthday. If you want a non-alcoholic bisque, substitute water or chicken stock for the wine.

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Add wine.  Stir well.

Add wine. Stir well.

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Get your crabmeat.  Feel free to use a 6 oz. can of crabmeat as a substitution (that's what I did!)

Get your crabmeat. Feel free to use a 6 oz. can of crabmeat as a substitution (that's what I did!)

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Add crabmeat.

Add crabmeat.

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Add onion mixture.

Add onion mixture.

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Stir well for a few minutes to thicken.

Stir well for a few minutes to thicken.

17
Add cream.

Add cream.

18
Stir well and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Stir well and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

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Add green onions and basil if desired.  Serve and enjoy!

Add green onions and basil if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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