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the soup nazi's crab bisque

Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

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

yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For the soup nazi's crab bisque

  • 4 lb
    snow crab clusters (legs)
  • 4 qt
    water (16 cups)
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 stalk
    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
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp

How To Make the soup nazi's crab bisque

  • 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.

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