Crab Bisque with Avocado, Tomato & Corn Relish

July/August 2010

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (95 votes)

Our light version of classic crab bisque gets its creaminess from a combination of low-fat milk plus pureed vegetables and potatoes. The tangy, chunky relish provides a textural and flavor contrast to the smoky, rich-tasting bisque. Serve with crusty whole-grain rolls and some extra wedges of lime for squeezing.

"This recipe is very simple and elegant. The flavors are really mellow in the bisque and very bold in the relish. The cold and the hot textures are complimentary. This made quite a lot of bisque and is more filling than you might think....
Crab Bisque with Avocado, Tomato & Corn Relish

10 Reviews for Crab Bisque with Avocado, Tomato & Corn Relish


Overall, the soup was fine. It didn't get enough flavor, even by adding more spices. In the end we tried to add some spice to make it a bit hotter and add a kick to the soup.. The bisque was also way too thick, i would probably add more broth or leave the potatoes out to make it lighter and not as creamy.

Too hot or too bland

Followed the suggestion of one of the reviewers and used hot paprika instead of sweet for additional flavor. Wowee did it add spice! Way too much spice! Fortunately I tasted the broth before adding the crab. Started over, using sweet paprika -- totally bland. DH ended up playing with it (something he's quite good at). He added a couple of different spices and a splash of lemon juice. (He wasn't away of the relish at all, let alone that it contained lime.) Once he was finished, it was just alright. But the relish is a keeper. If nothing else, it'll be wonderful on Bibb lettuce as an appetizer.

Great relish
Pleasantly Surprised!

It wasn't what I was expecting, but I adore this soup! It's delicious and healthy, low calories and filling. I just started a healthy meal plan, this was my first dinner and it was fantastic. I hope the rest of my meals are this great!


Disappointing. It might be the unsalted chicken broth that made this tasteless. Maybe some old bay or seasoned salt can save it. Adding more pepper, paprika and even some tobasco didn't really help.

Very bland and disappointing

I found this recipe a few months ago and had been waiting to try it out. We were so disappointed. Even after adding extra paprika, white pepper and some salt, the bisque was extremely bland. As other reviewers stated, the relish adds the flavor, but it isn't enough to save this dish. I'm disappointed that I wasted perfectly good crab on soup we threw out because no one in my family will even eat it. Usually Eating Well has amazing recipes, but this one was a huge bust. I really don't understand the good reviews.
I will say though, the relish is amazing when used in a different way. It's great paired with celery or even served on romaine lettuce leaves as an appetizer or snack.


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