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    Shrimp Bisque

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    45 mins

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    chia's Note:

    adapted from bon appetit, this uses the lovely shrimp stock that we made in the french forum last week.

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    1. 1
      Melt butter in heavy large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add shrimp and sauté until just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to bowl.
    2. 2
      Add celery, onion, carrot, tarragon and lemon peel to Dutch oven. Sauté until vegetables are soft, about 8 minutes. Add white wine and brandy and boil 2 minutes. Add shrimp stock, whipping cream, rice and tomato paste. Cover pot and simmer until rice is very tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      Purée soup in batches in blender. Return to Dutch oven. Place all but 6 shrimp in blender. Add 3 cups soup and blend until shrimp are coarsely chopped. Add to soup.
    4. 4
      Bring soup to simmer, stirring frequently.
    5. 5
      season with salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      Ladle into 6 bowls; garnish each with 1 shrimp.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 15, 2007


      I was going to post a very similar recipe that I made from a Burt Wolf cookbook. That recipe called for a combination of dried basil, oregano and tarragon rather than all tarragon as indicated here. I also used an immersion blender and left mine kind of chunky. The bisque was just superb and a perfect treat.

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    • on February 02, 2006


      This soup is perfect! The color is beautiful a pale apricot/pink; the aroma--especially with the fresh tarragon--is lovely and the flavor is terrific. I too used my immersion blender and pureed the soup, but I did for a while to get it very smooth. I was tempted to strain it to make it even smoother, but the taste ws so good we just ATE it. I think also the fact that it was made with Chia's shrimp stock made a very big difference. Delicious, Chia!

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    • on February 01, 2006


      I was unable to attend the tutorial as it was going on, but prepared this lovely soup yesterday. This has a wonderful flavor and color and smelled terrific! I used an immersion blender & pureed the bisque with only half of the shrimp. I floated the rest on top of the servings. I served this with a french bagette and a green salad. Thank you chia for another lovely meal. The tutorials you & Chef Kate do in the French Cooking Forum are so worthwhile and much appreciated!

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    Nutritional Facts for Shrimp Bisque

    Serving Size: 1 (217 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 347.5
    Calories from Fat 176
    Total Fat 19.6 g
    Saturated Fat 11.8 g
    Cholesterol 211.7 mg
    Sodium 275.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 18.0 g

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    shrimp stock

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