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Parten Bree Recipe

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1 boiled crab

2 oz long grain rice

1 pint milk

½  - 1 pint chicken stock

salt and pepper

a few drops anchovy essence

¼ pint single cream


 1. Remove all the meat from the crab and keep on one side the pieces taken from the large claws

2. Cook the rice in the milk until soft then stir in the main part of the crab meat and puree it in either a liquidizer or mouli vegetable mill

3. Return the soup until it boils, add the seasoning with the anchovy essence and meat from the large claws, and simmer the soup until the meat is thoroughly heated

4. Gradually, stir in the cream but on no account let the soup boil. Serve immediately

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