Crab and Mushroom Bisque

Coastal Living
9 cups


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1/2 cup butter, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 1/2 tablespoons Lemon Blend
1 teaspoon hot sauce
3 cups half-and-half
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat, drained and picked
1/4 cup dry sherry


Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add onion and next 4 ingredients. Cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan; set aside.

Melt remaining butter in same saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in onion mixture, Lemon Blend, hot sauce, and half-and-half. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat; stir in crabmeat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in sherry, and serve immediately.

Created date

October 2002