Shrimp Bisque Recipe

Shrimp bisque is such an elegant soup that you wouldn’t think it would be so quick and easy to make.

This may not be your standard every day soup, but it is a wonderful soup to serve at a dinner party.

With 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp it is not that inexpensive to make, but for a special event, dinner party or just to treat yourself, it’s perfect.

This easy soup recipe is a lovely mix of flavors – the savory seafood, sherry, cream, a touch of butter and a little onion.

You will find a variation above to make a mixed seafood bisque, using a combination of shrimp, scallops and/or lobster. Any and all are elegant and delicious, yet simple and easy on the cook.

It is a wonderful recipe for entertaining.

Shrimp Bisque

Shrimp Bisque Recipe

Shrimp bisque is such an elegant soup that you wouldn't think it would be so quick and easy to make - but it is.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 355 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, cooked, deveined and with shells removed
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons onion, grated
  • 3 cups milk, warm
  • 1 cup cream
  • salt, if needed
  • 1 pinch paprika, or freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons sherry
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, or chives
  • extra fresh chives or chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Put the shrimp through a meat grinder or blender and grind.
  • Cook the butter and onion, covered, in the top of a double boiler over, not in, hot water, for 5 minutes. Add the ground shrimp and milk and cook for 2 minutes. Stir the cream in slowly. Heat, but do not boil. Add the remaining ingredients. Heat all for about 3-5 minutes without letting it come to a boil.
  • Serve at once.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh chives or parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 29gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 358mgSodium: 970mgPotassium: 332mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 970IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 358mgIron: 3mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Tips and Variations:

  • You can make this into a mixed seafood bisque by using 1/2 the amount of shrimp and 1/2 scallops. Or use a mixture of shrimp, scallops and lobster. All quite rich, elegant and yummy.

This recipe is gluten free and a great diabetic recipe. It is low carb enough to fit nicely into a diabetes diet.

Sign up here and be the first to get new recipes and tips.

If you like this recipe, please take a moment to share it on your favorite social media. Thanks a lot.

Like this shrimp bisque recipe? Have a look at our lobster bisque. The recipe is quite different than this one.

Shrimp Bisque


Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow CookingNook.com

Never miss a recipe or tip

Sign up and be the first to get notified of new updates.

The Latest Recipes

Recent Articles

Don't miss a Recipe!

Get the latest recipes and tips in your inbox

Sign up and be the first to get notified of new updates.