Simple Crab Bisque

by Admin

Ok, I’ll admit this one is a bit of a cheater. But if it tastes great, then I don’t think there is anything too wrong with using canned soup in a recipe! This soup is amazing, and takes only a few minutes to prepare. With a sprinkle of cayenne on top, the presentation is beautiful… and it is sure to be a crowd pleaser before any gourmet meal.

Simple Crab Bisque



1 shallot

1 tbsp. butter

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can cream of asparagus soup

2 cups milk

1 cup light cream

1 can chunk crab meat (or about 3/4 cup of fresh meat if it’s available)

1 cup dry white wine



Over medium heat, cook finely chopped shallot with butter in a heavy soup pot until soft, about 2 minutes. Add chicken and asparagus soup, milk, and light cream into pot, and stir until mixed. Cook until a light simmer is reached. Add white wine, and allow to cook until simmer is reached again. Stir in the crab meat, and remove from heat. Let soup sit for 2 minutes to allow the crab meat to heat up.

Serve immediately, with a pinch of cayenne for garnish.