Chilled Shrimp Bisque

Recipe by twissis
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 3 qt saucepan, melt margarine over med-high heat. Stir in onion + celery & cook till onion is tender. Stir in bouillon granules + paprika & mix well.
  • Add fish stock, milk, salt & bay leaf. Reduce heat to low & simmer 15 minute.
  • Add half-and-half & bring soup back to a slightly rolling boil.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in 1 tbsp water or fish stock & stir into the soup. Cook till thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. (See NOTE #1).
  • Stir in shrimp, sherry, lemon juice + hot pepper sauce (or Tobasco) to taste pref & allow to cool.
  • Cover, refrigerate overnite & serve soup chilled as needed.
  • NOTE #1: Altho not part of the recipe, I see the ideal bisque as mostly free of food solids except for the starring seafood, so I will prob opt to lightly puree the soup when removed from the heat in Step #4. Additionally, I see this soup garnished w/freshly snipped chives + 2-3 whole baby shrimp to add color & a finishing touch.
  • NOTE #2: As orig written, the recipe called for 1 tsp *Shrimp Base* which was not found in the Zaar data base, but I googled it to discover it is basically a highly-concentrated shrimp stock. If available for you, use it in place of the bouillon granules which I listed in its place.
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