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Old 02-03-2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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Freezing Crab Bisque

Hello! This is my first time using this site. I have just made a large batch of crab bisque for a superbowl party and now find I have made too much. Can crab bisque be frozen and still retain its fresh taste? Thanks for any help!

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Old 02-03-2007, 10:49 AM   #2
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Have you already added the cream? The problem with freezing cream soups is that they nearly always curdle when defrosted & reheated. They'll still be fine to eat, but the texture won't be the same.

Normally, if you want to freeze a cream soup, you would make it up to the point where you'd add the cream & freeze that part, then continue with the cream portion of the recipe after you defrosted it.
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:33 PM   #3
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Freezing Crab Bisque

Hello! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Yes, I have already added the cream, the bisque is completely made. Another question: How long can the soup stay fresh in the refrigerator? Can I just refrigerate the extra and eat it over the course of a week or two? Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:39 PM   #4
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Since it's seafood-based, I wouldn't push your luck. It will probably be safe/good to eat for about 3 days or so. I think it would be worth a try to freeze it.

When you are ready to thaw it out, it might be good to have a backup plan in case the consistency is less than perfect. Perhaps use it in a seafood casserole or convert it to a crab-flavored white sauce.
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:46 PM   #5
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Thanks! Using it in a casserole or as a sauce is a good idea. I had not thought of doing that. I may add some tomato sauce and make it a Rosa-Crab sauce over pasta.
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Thanks! Using it in a casserole or as a sauce is a good idea. I had not thought of doing that. I may add some tomato sauce and make it a Rosa-Crab sauce over pasta.
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Agree with Breezy, as usual. Cream is an emulsion and freezing tends to break those suckers.

Have recently kept a bisque (a lobster one) for a week in the fridge without any ill effects.

Cannot tell anyone to leave the stuff that long. Just our experience.

The only thing I dislike about this site is that there are too many wonderful ideas and only so many meals we can eat.

Crab bisque right now sounds wonderful. Enjoy.
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