savory seafood bisque recipe

Simple Shrimp Bisque Recipe




Yield 6 cups

A delicious creamy bisque with shrimp and subtle flavors of shallots, carrots, and celery in a broth base. Nourishing and delicious!



  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the carrots and celery and saute 5 minutes.
  3. Add the shallot and garlic and saute an additional 3 minutes taking care not to burn the garlic. 
  4. Add the white wine to deglaze the pan and cook 30 seconds to evaporate the alcohol.
  5. Add the chicken broth, spices, and hot sauce.
  6. Use a hand-held immersion blender to puree bisque until completely smooth.
  7. Bring contents of pot to a boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer.
  8. Chop the shrimp roughly and add to pan. If the shrimp are precooked, just heat until warm. If shrimp are raw, simmer for 3-4 minutes or until cooked and pink.
  9. Stir in heavy cream and simmer 4 minutes until just thickened. Do not allow to boil.
  10. Serve immediately, or for better flavor, refrigerate overnight and reheat slowly before serving.


You could also use crab, lobster, or any combination of your favorite seafood. 

Courses Main

Cuisine French

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 518

% Daily Value

Total Fat 27.7 g


Saturated Fat 14.2 g


Cholesterol 437 mg


Sodium 1576 mg


Total Carbohydrates 6.5 g


Dietary Fiber 0.4 g


Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 33.3 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Wellness Mama® at