Shrimp Bisque

I love seafood and one of the ways I enjoy it most is in soups and stews.  This recipe is a great way to enjoy shrimp and could be varied by using crab, fish or scallops as a substitute. This recipe makes 3 servings.

Shrimp Bisque Ingredients:
1 small onion diced
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 heavy cream
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
1/2 cup sour cream
Sliced avocado
3 steamed shrimp, peeled and cooked for garnish

Shrimp Bisque Method:

In a small saucepan, saute onion in olive oil until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour and cook for 30 seconds. Add chicken broth, cream, chili powder, cumin and coriander; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Cut shrimp into small pieces; add to soup. Simmer 5 minutes longer or until shrimp turns pink. Add about a cup of hot soup to sour cream them return it to the pan, stirring constantly. Heat for about 1 minute and serve. Garnish avocado and additional shrimp if desired.


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Ciao, Mike.



  1. My son made this bisque tnite. Was quite delicious with a spicy zing. More filling than I anticipated and worked nicely with a romaine salad. Yum!


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