savory seafood bisque recipe
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Simple Shrimp Bisque Recipe

A delicious creamy bisque with shrimp and subtle flavors of shallots, carrots, and celery in a broth base. Nourishing and delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 518kcal
Author: Katie Wells



  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the carrots and celery and saute 5 minutes.
  • Add the shallot and garlic and saute an additional 3 minutes taking care not to burn the garlic. 
  • Add the white wine to deglaze the pan and cook 30 seconds to evaporate the alcohol.
  • Add the chicken broth, spices, and hot sauce.
  • Use a hand-held immersion blender to puree bisque until completely smooth.
  • Bring contents of pot to a boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer.
  • 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.
  • Stir in heavy cream and simmer 4 minutes until just thickened. Do not allow to boil.
  • 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. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 33.3g | Fat: 27.7g | Saturated Fat: 14.2g | Cholesterol: 437mg | Sodium: 1576mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.6g