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Bourbon Crab Bisque

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

45 minutes


2 quarts


3-5 minutes


8 oz grass fed butter - I prefer Kerrygold

1 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced carrot

1/2 cup diced celery

1 shallot finely diced

28 oz fire roasted tomatoes

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup white wine

8 cups seafood stock

2 cups cream

1 tbs smoked sea salt

2 tbs ground gin remnants

1 tbs paprika

1 tsp cayenne 

3 shots bourbon

1.5 lbs Dungeness crab


1. In a large stock pot melt butter.

2. Add onion, carrot, celery, and shallot - cook until fragrant and vegetables have softened.

3. Add flour and spieces, stir with a whisk until clumpy.

4. Deglaze with white wine.

5. Add tomatoes and seafood stock.

6. Simmer for 30 minutes and reduce.

7. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth.

8. Remove from heat, add whiskey, cream and 1 lbs of crab.

9. Reduce until desired consistency.

10. Serve, and garnish with remaining crab.

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