Crab and Oyster Bisque

Crab and Oyster Bisque Recipe
This rich seafood soup earned our Test Kitchens highest rating.


10 cups

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes


1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 shallots, finely chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
1 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 quart whipping cream
1 (12-ounce) container fresh oysters, drained
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat


Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add garlic and shallot, and sauté until tender. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add clam juice and wine; cook 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.

Stir in Worcestershire sauce and next 3 ingredients. Cook until thoroughly heated, about 10 minutes. Stir in oysters and crabmeat; cook just until edges of oysters curl.

Christmas With Southern Living 2005,

Oxmoor House

May 2005
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