Saturday, January 9, 2010

Crab & Corn Bisque to warm you up!

GOTCHA! Just when you thought ALL I knew how to do was shop - today you will learn that Shopaholic also ♥'s to COOK. Who knew?? Seriously now - I don't shop ALL the time - DH would stroke out! I do love to cook and actually find it a great way to relax (and "earn" forgiveness for the shopping!)

Since many of us have had extremely cold temperatures the past few weeks, I thought it would be fun to share an easy, "bone warming" recipe with you! As you already know, we're on the Alabama Gulf coast so we have a lot of seafood around these parts. Seafood is on the menu quite frequently!



1/2 Cup chopped Celery
1/2 Cup chopped Green onions
1/4 Cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 Cup Butter or margarine, melted
2 Cans Cream of Potato Soup, undiluted
1 Can Cream Style Corn
1 1/2 Cup Half & Half
1 1/2 Cup Milk (I use 2%)
2 Bay Leaves
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme (or 1/2 - 1 tsp. dried thyme)
1/4 Tsp. ground white pepper
1/8 Tsp. hot sauce (I use Tabasco)
1 Lb. Fresh Lump Crabmeat

(Hey - I never said this was diet food!)


Saute celery, green onions & green pepper in butter in Dutch oven until tender. Add potato soup & next 7 ingredients; cook until thoroughly heated. Gently stir in crabmeat & heat thoroughly. Discard bay leaves before serving. If desired, garnish with chopped chives or parsley. Yield: 8 Cups. You can serve alone - or with oyster crackers, Saltines, etc.

This recipe is so easy - the hardest part is chopping the ingredients. If you have a mini food processor, it's a SNAP. Be careful and don't stir too much, you don't want to break up that precious lump crabmeat! I make this for dinner parties and it's always a hit!

I can't wait to hear what you think! Have you ever made this? Do you have any suggestions to make it better? If you guys like recipes, I may start to post one every week or two. Comments welcome! Stay warm!

XOXO, Lori


  1. OH Lori! This recipe looks delicious. Last night we had potato soup with bacon in it. Perfect weather for a nice, hearty soup. Thanks for posting this.

  2. Sounds yummy, I must try it, we're big fans of home made soups around here.

  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe, sounds great on a chilly night like tonight!

  4. Sounds delish! I'm trying it this weekend. You must post more of your delicious southern cooking recipes :)

  5. I'm back to say I made the crab soup this past weekend and it was out-of-this-world! Even my picky husband liked it. And easy to make, too. Thank you, Lori, for sharing! I look forward to seeing more recipes :)


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