Shrimp Bisque

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Dec. 26, 2009

Shrimp Bisque is common in any seaside restaurants. But with the gradual availability of required shelled shrimps in market, you can often surprise your family with this shrimp recipe. Shelled shrimps is wonderfully incorporated with portion of minced shrimp, veggies and selected herbs. This chilly, tangy Shrimp Bisque goes well as a starter also if served with sandwiches.


Shrimp 2 Pound , shelled deveined
Butter 3 Tablespoon
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , minced
Bay leaf 1
Ground thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Minced parsley 3 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Fish stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Half and half 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)


Mince 1-1/2 pounds of the shrimp and set aside.

Melt butter until bubbly and over high heat saute the rest of the shrimp with carrot, onion, celery and garlic 5 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly.

Do not overcook.

Remove shrimp, dice and reserve.

Combine minced shrimp, bay leaf, thyme, parsley, lemon juice and stocks.

Cover, bring to boil, lower heat and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Discard bay leaf.

Puree and reheat with creams and reserved shrimp.

Adjust seasonings with salt, pepper, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce.

Just before serving add wine.

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