Get Cozy with a Bowl of Corn and Crab Bisque

Looking for a creamy and slightly spicy soup that will transport your taste buds to the South? Look no further than this mouthwatering Corn and Crab Bisque. Packed with fresh corn, lump crab meat, and a medley of seasonings, this dish is bursting with flavors that will leave you craving more.

Living on the Gulf Coast, we’re no strangers to seafood in our recipes. And while this corn and crab soup is especially satisfying during colder weather, there’s no denying its irresistible charm all year round. The added spice will not only warm you up from the inside but will also add an extra kick to your dining experience.

If you’re a fan of crabs, don’t miss out on trying my Stuffed Crab Recipe. It’s a delightful treat you won’t regret.

Ingredients that Make a Difference

To create this delectable Corn and Crab Bisque, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Fresh Corn
  • Lump Crab Meat (we prefer blue crabs)
  • Unsalted Butter
  • White Onion
  • Celery
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Creole Seasoning
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Seafood Stock
  • Bay Leaves
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Green Onions
  • Parsley

For specific quantities, please refer to the recipe card.

A Flawless Cooking Process

Follow these simple instructions to bring this delightful bisque to life:

  1. Carefully remove the corn kernels from the cob and set them aside.
  2. In a large pot, simmer the seafood stock, vegetable scraps, and corn cobs for 30 minutes.
  3. In a separate soup pot or Dutch oven, melt butter and add the sweet corn, onions, celery, bell pepper, garlic, and seasonings. Cook until tender.
  4. Add flour to the veggies and whisk until there are no clumps. Cook for a few minutes to create a white roux.
  5. Strain the seafood stock and slowly pour it into the flour and veggie mixture, continuously stirring with a whisk.
  6. Add bay leaves, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Stir in green onions, parsley, and heavy cream.
  8. Gently incorporate the crab meat into the soup.
  9. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, then remove the bay leaves.
  10. Serve immediately with crusty bread, your favorite crackers, and a glass of white wine.
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Pro tip: Let the crab meat sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before adding it to the soup. This will allow it to disperse effortlessly without the need to break it up.

Customize and Experiment

Feel free to make substitutions and variations to suit your taste preferences:

  • If you can’t find seafood stock, chicken broth can be used as a substitute.
  • Play around with different seasoning blends to add your personal touch to the bisque.
  • Swap out crab meat for shrimp if desired.
  • Adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less cayenne pepper.
  • For a kid-friendly version, finely chop the onions, bell pepper, and celery using a food processor.

More Crab Delights and Recommended Equipment

If you’re a fan of crab, you’ll love exploring these other crab recipes:

  • Crab Soup: Another delectable crab bisque.
  • Fried Crab Claws: A special treat for those special occasions.
  • Stuffed Crab: Impress your guests with this impressive dish.
  • Air Fryer Crab Cakes: Crunchy and flavorful snacks.
  • Crab Chowder: A heartier crab soup with potatoes.

For this recipe, a soup pot or a heavy-bottomed pot such as a Dutch Oven is ideal. Check out the link in the recipe card below to find the perfect pot.

Storage and Expert Tips

Store any leftover corn and crab bisque in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It also freezes well, so you can enjoy it at a later time by placing it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

Expert tip: When stirring the soup, be gentle to keep the chunks of crab meat intact. Those succulent morsels are the highlight of every spoonful.

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If you’re a seafood soup enthusiast, don’t miss out on my Seafood Gumbo recipe—a traditional Louisiana soup that’s sure to impress.

Get ready to savor the delightful flavors of the South with this Corn and Crab Bisque. Try it out, and let me know how it turns out in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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