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Crab Bisque

1 pound Florida blue crab meat
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
cup margarine or butter, melted
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 quart milk
cup chopped Florida parley

Remove any remaining shell or cartilage from crab meat. Cook onion and celery in margarine until tender, but not brown. Blend in flour and seasonings. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly; cook until thickened. Add crab meat and heat. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Information: Calories 260, Calories from fat 130, Total fat 14g, Saturated fat 8g, Cholesterol 90mg, Total carbohydrate 11g, Protein 18g.