Emergency Crab Bisque


  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)
  • 4 cups ready-to-serve creamy tomato soup
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 8 ounces fresh lump crabmeat
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 pinch seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)


Combine green onion, butter, and 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until onion is slightly softened, 2 minutes.

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Stir tomato soup into saucepan; increase heat to medium and bring to a simmer. Stir in cayenne pepper and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in crabmeat; cook, stirring occasionally, until crab is cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Remove from heat.

Whisk cream with a pinch of seafood seasoning until light and frothy, about 30 seconds. Ladle bisque into bowls and stir in a teaspoon of frothy cream.