Cajun Shrimp Bisque - Dee Dee's

8
Diane Atherton

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Cajun Shrimp Bisque - Dee Dee's

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.

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About Cajun Shrimp Bisque - Dee Dee's

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



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