Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A simple but elegant bisque, wonderful as one course among many or alone with a salad for summer dinners.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In med saucepan, sauté onion in melted butter until softened.
  2. Blend flour into butter mixture and gradually add milk, stirring constantly.
  3. Continue cooking and stirring until thickened.
  4. Add salt, pepper, garlic, bay leaf and scallops.
  5. Cook over low heat 15 minutes.
  6. Remove bay leaf and serve.
Most Helpful

4 5

I think it needed something else.. I added Thyme b/c I don't use cayenne.. Dabblers mentioned Tabasco and Worcester.. good ideas. I WILL use cream next time. Perfect for shrimp to I think, poss abalone? Thanks amberngriffinco

5 5

Absolutely delicious. Used 1 cup 35% cream with 1 cup of milk instead of 2 cups of milk as suggested by another reviewer - a brilliant idea. Added an idea from other recipes namely 3 big drops of Tabasco and 1/2 teaspoon of Worcester sauces. We loved it with fresh baked rolls it only lasted for 2 and a bit serves. One word of caution. The scallops will be like bullets if cooked for 15 minutes (must be a typo). We cooked everything except scallops for 10 minutes at Step 5 then added scallops for the last 5 minutes only and they were perfect. Thanks Winni for an excellent recipe. We are going to try leek and mushroom ideas next.

5 5

Very tasty. I added half a cup of sliced mushrooms which complimented it nicely.