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Crab Bisque

Enjoy a small bowl of this rich seafood cream soup as the first course of a fine meal.

Serves 6

2 cups Water
2 cups Clam juice (bottled)
1 cup White wine
1 medium Onion, rough diced
2 stalks Celery, rough diced
2 cloves Garlic, peeled, whole
1/2 pound Crab meat (lump)
1/2 teaspoon Dill
1 cup Cream
1 Tablespoon Tomato paste
Salt and white pepper to taste

Combine the water, clam juice, wine, onion, celery, and garlic in a large soup pot. Slowly bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 30 minutes. Strain and return the liquid to the pot. Whisk in the cream and tomato paste. Add the remaining ingredients. Simmer for 25 minutes. Serve warm.