Shrimp Bisque

another fresh seafood idea

Shrimp Bisque. Photo by Vanda Lewis

Made ahead, these seafood hits make the perfect solution for entertaining large groups of family or friends. And soups can be especially healthful because all the nutrients are reserved in the liquid.

  • 2 pounds shrimp, unshelled
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 4 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

Boil shrimp, peel and puree in food processor. In medium saucepan, melt margarine. Add onion and celery and cook until tender. Blend in flour, salt, pepper and paprika. Add milk slowly and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken. Add cream and continue to cook until thick, about 20 minutes. Add shrimp and heat. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serves 8 to 10.

From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas

Contributed by Joyce Taylor

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