Bisque is a highly seasoned soup of French origin that is smooth and very creamy. This recipe for Crab Bisque is from Primal Palate; note that bisque can be made from lobster, shrimp or crayfish as well. A few things you should note about this soup. It really does require cream; however if dairy is not your thing you can give it a try with coconut milk.
Another thing to note is that letting this soup boil for about 5 minutes and then turn it down to a simmer for about an hour, will reduce it and also enhance the flavors. Last note, crab is expensive and this dish could be made using less, thereby saving you a bit of money in the process; so feel free to adjust the amount. Let’s get cooking!
- 4 cups bone broth (chicken was used)
- 7 oz tomato paste
- 2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp ghee (or butter)
- 1 Vidalia onion (sweet onion, chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 16 oz crab meat (originally used 2 x 16 oz cans)
- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
- Salt & pepper (to taste)
Step 1: sauté onion
Using a large skillet, melt the ghee or butter and add your onion. Sauté over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add the garlic and continue to sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
Step 2: add crab meat
Once the onion and garlic are softened it’s time to add the crab meat. Stir to mix with onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
Step 3: add tomatoes
Add the diced tomatoes to the skillet and stir to combine all the ingredients.
Step 4: prepare the broth
While the crab mixture is cooking, use a large soup pot and add the cream and chicken broth together. Then whisk to combine and turn the heat up to a medium setting. Bring to a low bubble and then turn down to simmer.
Step 5: combine ingredients & simmer
After the crab mixture has cooked for about 5 minutes add it to the broth using a slotted spoon to avoid getting too much excess liquid into the broth. Turn the heat up to a medium-high for about 5 minutes, then turn down to simmer and cover leaving the lid slightly cracked for 1-2 hours, stirring every so often. Your smooth and creamy Paleo crab bisque is now ready to serve. Enjoy!
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