Does rainy, dreary weather put you in the mood for soup? It does me, even in warm weather. Summer in Mobile brings afternoon thunderstorms very often. (Did you know it rains more in Mobile than it does in Seattle??) Today is has been gloomy and rainy - perfect soup weather! I decided to make Crawfish Bisque. I want to share this recipe with you. I have made Crawfish Bisque before using a very complicated recipe. It was delicious, but it took a while to make. Then recently a friend shared this recipe and I was hooked!! It is sooooo easy, yet still tastes creamy and wonderful. This is the recipe as I made it - I halved the original recipe and made a few tiny changes.
Most of these ingredients you will have on hand in your pantry.
1/2 bunch green onions chopped (I probably used about 5 onions and I didn't use all of the green ends.)
1/2 stick butter
2 cups half and half (I used fat - free.)
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1 can of corn - Do not drain.
1 can Cream of Potato soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1/2 block of cream cheese - I used the lower fat variety - I also went back and added an additional inch of the rest of the block (so technically I probably used closer to 3/4 of a block of cream cheese).
1 package of frozen crawfish tails
1 teaspoon of creole seasoning (Tony Chachere's)
Dash of cayenne pepper
Melt the butter in a dutch oven or soup pot and add the other ingredients - cook slowly over medium heat till it is warm. Lower to simmer for a while. Be careful to watch it so that it doesn't scorch.
The last time I made it I also made Mexican cornbread to accompany the soup. My husband said the bisque was so yummy that it didn't need anything to go with it :-)) That must be a good sign! It would be perfect paired with a salad.
It was so yummy, I had to just dig right in! It is really rich so I just eat a cup of bisque. Jon, however, can eat a huge bowl! He loves it!
I put on my favorite apron while I cooked this oh so easy meal. It doesn't take much to make me feel like Betty Crocker!! Listening to music while I cook and clean the house is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon (well, that and curling up with a good book). I love channeling my inner June Cleaver!
What is your favorite rainy day food? I would love to hear your ideas :-)
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