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Shrimp Bisque

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Shrimp Bisque has a fine taste. Shrimp Bisque gets its taste from shrimp mixed with flour and eggs, flavored with sherry. Shrimp Bisque is inspired by many food joints worldwide.
  Broth from boiling shrimp 1 Quart
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Clear consomme/Bouillon 1 Can (10 oz)
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Hard boiled eggs 1 , sliced
  Worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh lemon 1
  Sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Sherry 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shrimp 3 , boiled

To the shrimp broth, Jesse adds the consomme, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and sherry.
A few shrimp bodies, peeled and chopped, are added to the bisque, which is then stored in the refrigerator for serving later in the day or within the next few days.
Just before serving, Jesse heats the bisque and slightly (very slightly) thickens it by slowly adding the heated soup to a mixture of butter and flour that has been blended smooth over a low flame. (For 1 quart of soup 1 tablespoon flour blended with 3 tablespoons butter is ample for proper thickening to a thin broth consistency.)
He places in each soup plate a slice of hard boiled egg, 3 or 4 small or medium sized whole boiled shrimp (with the heads on), and a 1/4 slice wedge cut from a fresh lemon, and ladles the bisque, piping hot, over all.
Jesse adds 1 teaspoon sherry to each serving and sprinkles a pinch of chopped parsley over the top immediately before placing the bisque on the table.

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South American

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 853 Calories from Fat 458

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 52 g79.7%

Saturated Fat 27.2 g135.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 448.2 mg149.4%

Sodium 3321.1 mg138.4%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.6%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.6%

Sugars 3.9 g

Protein 52 g103.3%

Vitamin A 58.8% Vitamin C 123.3%

Calcium 20.5% Iron 37.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Shrimp Bisque Recipe