I have slightly altered the recipe to allow for the fact the most household food processors are not built to break up extremely tough crab shells. Using prawns gives a slightly sweeter if less intensely minerally flavoured soup but it is never the less a real show stopper. This would be an ideal start to your Christmas day dinner.
You can buy bags of ice from wine merchants and supermarkets.
You can buy shellfish stocks from good quality delicatessens and supermarkets you could use this as a perfectly acceptable base for a bisque.
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is a type of conical sieve with an extremely fine mesh. It is used to strain, purees, soups, and sauces, producing a very smooth texture.
What to Drink? Some recipes replace the brandy with sherry and a classic dry Amontillado is a perfect accompaniment as is Pouilly-Fuisse or Chablis.
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