This is hardly a recipe, but it is a traditional family meal in California. Crab season was late this year, but it has finally become safe to eat the Dungeness crab. I bought three for five people.
Karl’s Cracked Crab and Crackers
It is crab season here in California and Jan really likes crab. Many seafood soups include potatoes and—with my diabetes—Jan is encouraging me to use starchy foods that are lower on the Glycemic index. Barley is only 25 on the GI—Russet potatoes are 111.
Karl’s Crab and Barley Bisque
Last week Jan asked for bouillabaisse for her birthday dinner. As I was looking up recipes, I realized that she was using this term in the sloppy American way we do as a generic word for fish stew. Bouillabaisse is a Provençal fish stew from Marseille that is made with specific fish, cooked in a specific order and served with a rouille, a mayonnaise sauce that Jan would not touch. What Jan was really asking for was cioppino.