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Easy Shrimp Bisque

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Shrimp bisque is an elegant, inexpensive and easy soup that can be served for special occasions or anytime!
  Shrimp 1 Pound (Peeled And Deveined , Save The Peels)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs) (Plus More To Top Off Stock)
  White onion 1 Small, peeled and quartered
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), chopped
  Celery stalk 1 Small (With Leaves)
  Onion 1 Small, peeled and quartered
  Leeks 2 , chopped up to the light green part thoroughly washed
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Sherry 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry white wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Flour 4 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)

1. In a pot with a tablespoon of olive oil, put in the shrimp peels. Sauté until peels turn pink.
2. Put in 4 cups water, celery, onion, garlic and carrot. Simmer for 45 minutes. Strain stock and add enough water to make 4 cups. Keep aside.
3. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil to pan. Add the leeks and cook for about 10 minutes until softened but not browned. Stir occasionally. Add the garlic and mix well. Cook for about a minute until fragrant.
4. Put in the shrimp and ¼ cup sherry. Cook for 1 couple of minutes. Add the white wine and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes until shrimp is cooked through.
5. Put the shrimp and leeks in a food processor and puree until coarse. Set aside.
6. Add butter to the pot and melt. Add the flour and whisk constantly for 2 to 3 minutes – until flour is cooked. Add the milk and cream and whisk constantly until you have a smooth, thickened sauce.
7. Add the shrimp stock, processed shrimp and tomato paste. Mix well.
8. Add salt and pepper and season. Mix until heated through. Do not boil soup.

9. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3104 Calories from Fat 1770

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 201 g309.1%

Saturated Fat 98.6 g493%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1169.9 mg390%

Sodium 5098.1 mg212.4%

Total Carbohydrates 199 g66.3%

Dietary Fiber 20.6 g82.6%

Sugars 47.9 g

Protein 127 g253.4%

Vitamin A 340.4% Vitamin C 221.2%

Calcium 120.6% Iron 174.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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