A simplified version of crab bisque using packaged hollandaise sauce for added richness and pre-cracked - Maryland if you can find it - crabmeat. Ready in 45 minutes, or less.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 (1.25 ounce) envelope hollandaise sauce mix
- 4 cups half-and-half, divided
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning TM
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon cooking sherry
- 1 pound fresh crabmeat
In a medium bowl, blend flour and hollandaise sauce mix with 2 cups half-and-half.
Melt butter in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add hollandaise mixture, stirring constantly until thickened. Add remaining half-and-half, Old Bay, dry mustard, celery seed, and whipping cream. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Add crabmeat and sherry, stirring gently until warmed through. Serve immediately.