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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Broccoli and Crab Bisque Recipe

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
Yield: 5 Servings53035
1 cup sliced leeks (white part only)
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
1 cup half-and-half cream
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 package (6 ounces) frozen crabmeat, thawed, drained and flaked
In a large saucepan, cook the leeks, mushrooms, broccoli and garlic in butter until broccoli is crisp-tender. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended. Gradually add broth and cream.
Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add cheese; stir until melted. Add crab; heat through but do not boil. Discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts1 serving (1 cup) equals 303 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 674 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Originally published as Broccoli and Crab Bisque in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook , p51

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