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Shrimp Bisque


3 people


35 minutes


Rich, creamy Shrimp Bisque is loaded with succulent shrimp. It's easy to make a restaurant-quality soup with only a few simple ingredients and less than 40 minutes.


– Extra-virgin olive oil – Yellow onion – Garlic – Sherry cooking wine – Garlic salt or celery salt – Ground paprika – Tomato paste – Clam juice or chicken broth – Heavy cream – Water or seafood stock – Unsalted butter – Salt – Shrimp

Step 1

 Heat olive oil in a medium soup pot on medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for 2 minutes until aromatic and translucent.

Step 2

 Add sherry and season with garlic salt and paprika; stir well. Then stir in tomato paste and clam juice. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes on medium-low heat.

Step 3

Puree the soup with a blender or immersion blender until smooth.

Step 4

Return the soup to the pot and add heavy cream, water, and unsalted butter. Stir constantly to smooth out the texture, then add salt to taste.

Step 5

Finally, add shrimp and simmer the soup for another 5 to 8 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through.

Step 6

Serve immediately with croutons and freshly chopped parsley on top, if desired.

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