This Seafood Bisque recipe is simple yet still packed with heaps of flavor! It has the perfect combination of spice and creaminess to leave you satisfied!!
This seafood bisque is freaking amazing. I legit tasted it and then sighed with happiness. Even though I just adapted my own Lobster Bisque recipe, I swear that this one was just divine.
It’s perfect. SO smooth and creamy, a little spice and that wonderful flavor of crab and shrimp. Bisque is one of those dishes that tastes so utterly decadent and flavorful that you think “this must take forever and have an ingredient list a mile long.”
Well, we all know that’s not how I roll. This has (I think) an entirely reasonable ingredient list (ten, including garnish) and takes about thirty minutes to make. No joke. And most of that is passive simmering time. Theres a lot of throwing things into the pot and letting the flavors stew together. The real workhorse here is your blender. After simmering for a bit, you pour it into a blender, turn it to “soup mode,” and let that baby run. Seriously, that’s all it is. This would be perfect for cold winter’s nights or a holiday dinner!
Now let’s revisit that whole “pour it into a blender thing.”
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What you’ll need for this recipe:
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- Blender – I recommend using a blender to puree the soup until it’s smooth. This Vitamix Blender should do the trick and it even has five pre-programmed settings.
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup minced shallots
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups seafood stock
- 2 cups cream
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons tobasco hot sauce
- 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled
- 1/2 lb lump crabmeat
- chopped chives
- In a large saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shallots and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Slowly pour in the seafood stock, then the cream while whisking. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
- Add in the shrimp and half of the crab meat, tobasco and paprika; simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour the soup into a blender and puree until smooth. Return the soup to the pot and add in the remaining crab meat. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with fresh chives, and serve.