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Crab and Spinach Bisque

A quick and easy recipe for a classic seafood soup, borrowed from New Orleans’ own Tujague’s Restaurant.

Cooking/Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves 10 to 12

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Ingredients

  • 4 10 oz. bags of fresh spinach
  • 1 lb. butter
  • 3/8 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 pints whipping cream
  • 1 lb. Louisiana crabmeat
  • 1/2 can chicken stock or 1 can chicken bouillon
  • Pinch of white pepper

Directions

1.) Chop spinach fine, if using a food processor, do not puree. Set aside with its juice.

2.) Melt butter in a large pot, then add flour and stir until smooth, making sure there are no lumps.  

3.) Add cream, crabmeat and chicken broth or bouillon. Add spinach and simmer. Melt cream cheese on a slow fire until smooth. Add milk and stir.  

4.) Add to soup and let cook for 5 minutes. Slowly add water until the bisque reaches desired consistency.