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Rich Creamy Shrimp Bisque

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Ingredients
  Shrimp 1 1⁄2 Pound, shelled and deveined
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Half and half cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Minced onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Minced celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Anchovy paste 1 Teaspoon
  Thyme sprig 1
  Parsley sprigs 3
  Black peppercorns 6 , lightly crushed
  Bay leaf 1 Small
  Raw white rice 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tabasco sauce To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  White pepper To Taste
  Worcestershire sauce To Taste
  Pimiento strip 2
Directions

Cook 1/2 pound of the shrimp in rapidly boiling salted water with lots of lemon juice 2 to 3 minutes until pink; do not overcook.
Dice and reserve.
Combine rest of shrimp, milk, half-and-half cream, onion, celery, anchovy paste, bouquet garni and rice.
Cover, bring to gentle boil, lower heat and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Discard bouquet garni and puree.
Add cream and chill.
Adjust seasonings with Tabasco, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce and serve in chilled bowls.
Garnish with reserved shrimp and pimiento strips.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Shrimp

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