Scallop Bisque

"A simple but elegant bisque, wonderful as one course among many or alone with a salad for summer dinners."
Scallop Bisque created by Dawnab
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  • In med saucepan, sauté onion in melted butter until softened.
  • Blend flour into butter mixture and gradually add milk, stirring constantly.
  • Continue cooking and stirring until thickened.
  • Add salt, pepper, garlic, bay leaf and scallops.
  • Cook over low heat 15 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf and serve.

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  1. rockstar15777
    I made some tweaks to the recipe; I used 3 shallots instead of yellow onion, I split the milk and used 1/2 heavy cream. I added Drops of Worscheshire and 2 tablespoons of Dry Sherry. I took it up another notch and sprinkled red pepper flakes and fresh tarragon. Anytime you are making a cream base soup you can’t leave the stove and requires constant stirring. The Tarragon spice takes some of the cream and butter flavor and Red Pepper flakes add a little heat. If you have never cooked with Sherry; I would add one cap full at a time. If you don’t taste the Sherry right away that’s ok b/c it can take time. Use low heat and Don’t add flour after you make the soup; it will ruin it. If you desire a thicker bisque; use Wondra until you reach your desired thickness!
  2. releeblank_6126257
    Good I added a bit of sherry it made all the difference
  3. Amberngriffinco
    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
  4. The Dabblers
    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. Doralynne
    Very tasty. I added half a cup of sliced mushrooms which complimented it nicely.



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