Cajun Cauliflower Crab Bisque

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Servings: 6 (I usually double it because that's not enough for us!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 T of butter
  • 1 T of minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1 1/2 Cup of the amazing Louisiana's Choice Creole Seasoning Mix vegetable blend (bless you Winn Dixie for this wonderful mix of chopped onions, celery, shallots, bell pepper, & parsley). You can also buy this mixture frozen. I've used it as well. 
  • 1 Cup of shredded carrots
  • 1/4 Cup of Gluten Free Flower
  • 4 Cups of Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 Cup of light cream (I've substituted milk when I didn't have the cream)
  • 1/4 stick of Cream Cheese
  • 1 head (or 1 bag pre-chopped bag) of cauliflower (I have also used frozen cauliflower rice)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 tsp of a cajun spice seasoning 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb of shrimp (I just use frozen) or crab meat
  • Optional toppings: crumbled bacon and/or green onions
1. Melt the butter on medium to high heat. Add garlic, the chopped onions/celery mix (Louisiana Creole Seasoning), carrots. 

2. After stirring for 3-4 minutes add the cauliflower and bay leaf. Stir ingredients until tender (about 3-4 minutes more).

3. Add the (gluten free) flour, and stir until lightly browned. 

4. Add chicken broth, cream cheese and cream (or milk). Stir until thickened some.

5. Add Cajun spices. 

6. Bring to a boil. Then let is simmer until the cauliflower and carrots are tender. Maybe 20 minutes.

7. Add the shrimp (defrosted) the last 5 minutes of cooking. If you are using crab meat add it the last 5-10 minutes. 

Notes
If you cannot find the creole vegetable blend like Louisiana's Choice Creole Seasoning Mix, then chop and add 1 cup of onions, 2 celery stalks and 2 T of parsley. 

If you cannot find a spice blend of cajun seasoning, you can mix together your own like this recipe found on allrecipes.com 

Also, if you are gluten free like us, be sure to read the ingredients on cajun seasonings. A few of the major brands add wheat to the mix.

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