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Roasted Carrot Crab Bisque Shooters

Roasted Carrot Crab Bisque Shooters

Roasted Carrot Crab Bisque Shooters

The story of a party food that came from disorganization:

So in the midst of trying to be organized during the chaos that is December, I forgot my shopping list for Trader Joes. So I forgot that we didn’t need more baby carrots and bought some. So I forgot I still had two semi-full bags in the fridge when putting away groceries.

I’m trying to get better about not letting produce go to die in the fridge. So I chucked most of those tired looking carrots in a pan with some onions (that were also on borrowed time), olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted the mix. The cooler weather has me craving soup and from there I let my mind wander….how about using up that week old arugula…some crab would be a nice protein addition….which serving vessel would make this a more interesting photo?

The result? Roasted Carrot Crab Bisque Shooters for your holiday party, 7 fish Christmas Eve dinner, (or just skip the shot glasses and serve in bowls for a warming lunch or dinner.)

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Roasted Carrot Crab Bisque Shooters

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 20 shooters 1x


A unique appetizer idea: Roasted Carrot Crab Bisque Shooters.


  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five spice powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 12 ounces lump crab
  • Arugula leaves for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put carrots, onions, olive oil and spice powder in roasting pan. Roast for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a large pot, add carrot mixture, broth and milk. Bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Puree soup in blender in batches.
  4. To assemble shooters, pour 3 tablespoons in a shot glass. Top with a spoonful of crab meat. Add a few arugula leaves to the glass.

Note: Trader Joe’s Raisin Rosemary Crisps pair really nicely with this soup.

Roasted Carrot Crab Bisque Shooters

Do you have a favorite soup this time of year? Do you serve soup at holiday get-togethers?

Meal Makeover Mom Janice

Sunday 15th of December 2013

My parents always come over on Christmas Eve after church and this will be a great addition to my menu. It will be a seafood bonanza with smoked oyster stuffed cherry tomatoes, shrimp cocktail, and this crab bisque. So pretty. Thanks for the great recipe!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Sunday 15th of December 2013

I would be in HEAVEN with that meal! Is it a 7 Fish dinner? My favorite meal of the year hands down :)

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