I’ll be the first to admit, I am not a big soup fan.

It’s not something where I will just go, “You know what sounds good? Soup.”

However, I’m a situational soup lover.

Yeah, I don’t know if that’s even a term, but let me explain why I say this.

It’s freezing outside. The clouds are gray, it’s snowing or raining, and if you’re a single adult like I am, I look for things to offer comfort.

A thick blanket, tea, coffee, even hot chocolate. But the perfect thing is on a day like this is soup.

Same goes for when you’re sick. You have a little discomfort in your throat, a little tickle… Soup is perfect.

I have a few go to soups, but one of my best ones is a Crab and Shrimp Bisque.



  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons celery
  • 1 tablespoon red onion
  • 2 tablespoon green onion
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 cups of milk (room temp)
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 12 oz crab meat
  • 6 oz of small cooked no tail shrimp
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • sour cream

Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Add veggies to saute. Stir often till veggies are soft.

Gradually add flour until it is completely blended with butter and veggies.

Reduce heat. Add milk. Return to medium heat and stir until thickened.

Add seasonings, tomato paste and heavy cream, stirring until it is well blended.

Add shrimp and crab, and bring to a simmer. (About 10 minutes)

I like to serve this with french bread and a side salad. Nothing to overpower. Dipping the bread into the juice is one of my favorite things. To make it more decorative, I do a dab of sour cream in the center and a green onion garnish.

If you guys do give this a try, let me know what you think! Don’t be afraid to add your own little twist as well!

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