Partan Bree (Scottish Crab Bisque)

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Nutrition per serving    (USDA % daily values)
CAL
341
FAT
43%
CHOL
127%
SOD
61%

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Ingredients for 8 servings

4 lb. cooked Dungeness or blue crabs, meat removed from bodies and legs and finely chopped, shells broken into large chunks

6 tbsp. unsalted butter

2 large yellow onions (1 thinly sliced; 1 finely chopped)

½ rib celery, thinly sliced

¼ small bulb fennel, thinly sliced

¾ cup roughly chopped parsley stems, plus 2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley leaves

1 tsp. whole white peppercorns

2 bay leaves

½ lemon, thinly sliced crosswise

2 tbsp. brandy

⅓ cup long-grain white rice

1 tbsp. tomato paste

1 tbsp. lemon zest

⅔ cup milk

¼ cup heavy cream

¼ cup cream sherry

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

½ tsp. paprika

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Crème fraîche, to garnish