Cajun Shrimp Bisque - Dee Dee's

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

Cajun cuisine is one of my favorites and that's what I've been craving. I had shrimp in the freezer and half and half in the fridge. That's all I needed to get me started on this bisque. I checked out other recipes online and then I added my own spice combination and came up with a very tasty Shrimp Bisque. I was told I could sell it. Yes, it's that yummy!

Inspired from Bev Cooks.

Photo's are mine.


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Serves:

4 to 6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

SHRIMP STOCK

1 lb
shrimp shells (just the shells go in the stock, reserve shrimp for bisque)
1/2 medium
onion, sliced
1 Tbsp
peppercorns, whole black
1 tsp
kosher salt
2
dried bay leaves
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 Tbsp
fresh parsley
6 c
water

SHRIMP BISQUE

1 lb
shrimp
1/2 stick
butter
1/2 medium
onion, finely diced
2
celery stalks, diced
3 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 tsp
basil, dried
1/2 tsp
cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp
everglades seasoning
1/4 to 1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
hungarian paprika
3 c
half and half
2 c
shrimp stock
1
dried bay leaf
3 Tbsp
louisianna hot sauce
kosher salt, to taste
3
green onions, sliced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add stock ingredients to water and bring to a boil; boil 20 to 30 minutes. Removed from heat and strain. Discard solids reserving stock.
2
In a large skillet melt butter; add onions, celery and garlic. Saute' until vegetable are tender about 5 minutes.
3
Remove from heat; add tomato paste and flour. Stir gently to coat vegetables. Add basil, cajun seasoning, everglade seasoning, cayenne, and paprika. Add half and half & 2 cups of the stock; whisk until well combined.
4
Return to heat; add bay leaf and hot sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add shrimp in the last 2 minutes. Shrimp will be pink when done.
5
Remove from heat and add green onions. Taste test; add additional seasonings if desired. Serve with crusty bread or crackers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole