The Soup Nazi's Crab Bisque

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

This is the soup Jerry orders in the show (Seinfeld) and it is the most requested Soup Nazi clone.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 lb
snow crab clusters (legs)
4 qt
water (16 cups)
1 small
onion, chopped
1 1/2 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
2 clove
garlic, quartered
2
potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/4 c
fresh chopped italian parsley
2 tsp
mustard seed
1 Tbsp
chopped pimento
1/2 tsp
coarse ground pepper
2
bay leaves
1/3 c
tomato sauce
2 Tbsp
half and half
1/4 c
unsalted butter
1/4 tsp
thyme
1/8 tsp
basil
1/8 tsp
marjoram

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Remove all the crab meat from the shells and set it aside.
2
Put half of the shells into a large pot with 4 quarts of water over high heat. Add onion 1 stalk of chopped celery, and garlic, then bring mixture to a boil.
3
Continue to boil for 1 hour, stirring occasionally (The white part of the shells will start to become transparent), then strain stock. Discard the shells, onion, celery and garlic, keeping only the stock.
4
Measure 3 quarts (12 cups) of the stock into a large sauce pan or cooking pot. If you don't have enough stock, add enough water to make 3 quarts.
5
Add potatoes, bring mixture to a boil, then add 1/2 of the crab and the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring it back to boiling.
6
Reduce heat and simmer for 4 hours, uncovered until it reduces by about half and starts to thicken.
7
Add the remaining crab and simmer for another hour until the soup is very thick.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American