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Delicious Shrimp Bisque

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Ingredients
  Chopped celery 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped onions/Chopped leeks 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Diced potatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unbleached flour 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock/Fish stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Medium shrimp 12 Ounce, peeled and deveined
  Low fat milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Dried tarragon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grated nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

In a 2-quart casserole, combine the celery, leeks or onions, garlic, and margarine or butter.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until the margarine or butter is melted.
Stir in the potatoes.
Cover with wax paper and microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the potatoes are crisp-tender.
Stir in the flour.
Transfer to a blender.
Add the stock and process on medium speed until smooth.
Return the mixture to the casserole.
Leave half of the shrimp whole; cut the rest into 1/2" pieces.
Add the shrimp to the casserole.
Cover with a lid and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the shrimp just begin to turn opaque.
Stir in the milk, tarragon, and nutmeg.
Cover with a lid and microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the soup is heated and the shrimp are delicately cooked.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Shrimp

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