Friday, April 19, 2013

Crab Soup

Lemons beget lemonade,

cute little toast appetizers where you have to trim off the crusts
beget blueberry bread pudding with lemon sauce,
and half and half that's left over from a batch of cheese fondue
begets crab chowder.  Or maybe it's bisque.
What's the difference between chowder and bisque, anyway?
This soup is simple, delicious, and fairly frugal if you substitute fake crab meat,
which I did.
I'd also like to note that an eensy bit of patience is called for here, as you should let the soup thicken and come to a bubble over medium-high heat instead of blasting it on high, as is my wont.
I've always wanted to use "wont" in a sentence.
Happy now.
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. flour
4 c. milk (I used nonfat)
1 c. half and half
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 t. grated onion
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 1/4 c. fake crab meat, flaked
2 hard-boiled egg yolks, crumbled
4-5 T. sherry

Melt butter in saucepan; add flour and stir.  Slowly, while whisking, add milk and half and half.  Add Worcestershire sauce, onion, salt, and pepper.  Heat over medium or medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until bubbling and thickened.  (This takes a bit of time -- maybe 15 minutes or so?  Patience.)  Add the fake crab, heat through, and serve, adding 1 T. sherry to each bowl and sprinkling each with a bit of the egg yolk.  Serves 4 - 5.



Blogger Marcie said...

Came by to return your visit to my Quiet Country House. I'm enjoying your blog; will have to come by when I'm not getting ready for work. lol. The blueberry bread pudding with lemon sauce looks amazing! Yum!

April 22, 2013 at 3:38 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Hi Lynn, Nice to meet you. The soup looks good. Did you grow the asparagus in the post below? I've always wanted to try to grow it.

April 22, 2013 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Aisling and Jodi. Yes, Jodi, the asparagus in the post below is from our garden. My husband is the gardener around here, so I can take no credit :) He planted it a few years ago, and apparently you're not supposed to harvest it for a few years. So this is our first year eating garden asparagus. It has been mighty tasty.

April 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

mmmm, so many ways to use lemons, love it! the soup looks delicious!

April 23, 2013 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Down Blueberry Lane said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog looks like a great store house of good recipes. I'm always looking for new inspiration :) Really like the sound of crab soup. I love seafood and this sounds so good.

April 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I love lemony foods and there are so many great ideas here for using them!

April 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

How wonderful to have a lemon tree and the crab bisque sounds wonderful!

May 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Our Neck of the Woods said...

Yummy! I could go for some lemonade right now :) I absolutely love lemons!

Thanks so much for checking out my feature on Old Time Farmhouse and leaving the kind comment. I appreciate it! :)

May 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

HI Lynn!

Just wanted to pop in and wish you and yours a fantabulous weekend, sure wouldn't mind some Crab Soup to start things off, lol...

Thank you so much for sharing all these goodies, now I'm really hungry:)

P.S. If you find a moment, pop by my blog. I did a post a few days ago. Louise

May 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Your food sounds very delicious! The crab soup sound fabulous, I have never had that.
hugs, Cindy

May 23, 2013 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love crab soup. Yum!

May 30, 2013 at 5:16 PM  

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