Crab and Tomato Bisque


2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk or cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (6-ounce can) flaked crab meat
1 cup peeled, canned tomatoes, mashed, with juice
Chopped parsley


Melt butter in saucepan. Over low heat add flour slowly, and blend with whisk. Add milk gradually and cook until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Add seasonings and crab meat and simmer several minutes. Just before serving heat tomatoes and juice in separate pan. When tomatoes are hot, gradually add to soup and serve immediately. Garnish with chopped parsley.


Serves 4


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