Mexican Shrimp Bisque

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Shelby Jo

From Taste of Home's Cooking for 2, Fall 2005.

Top Review by AmyZoe

This is the recipe of the year. I don't make things twice, but I wish I doubled this recipe at the very least. It was gone in less than a day. I used evaporated milk instead of whipping cream and put a ton of cilantro in the soup because I love it. I also used smaller shrimp instead of cutting up larger shrimp. I found this recipe in Taste of Home Award Winning Recipes 2010. Thank you for posting!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender.
  2. Stir in flour until blended.
  3. Stir in the water, cream, chili powder, bouillon, cumin, and coriander; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Cut shrimp into bite sized pieces; add to soup.
  6. Simmer 5 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink.
  7. Gradually stir 1/2 cup hot soup into sour cream; return all to pan, stirring constantly.
  8. Heat through (do not boil).
  9. Garnish with fresh cilantro and cubed avocado, if desired.

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