Curried Shrimp Bisque

Curried Shrimp Bisque


"Mildly spicy seafood soup. You could substitute an equal amount of crab meat or cooked sliced lobster for the shrimp. Use dry sherry to flavor instead of brandy if you make this substitution."


45 m servings 275 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 12 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 116 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 781 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, celery, and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, or until tender. Mix in flour, curry powder, paprika, and tomato paste. Gradually stir in chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Stir shrimp into the pot, reserving a shrimp to place on top of each serving. Mix in cream. Season with salt and pepper, and divide into servings. Pour an equal amount of brandy into each serving. Sprinkle with green onions, and top with reserved shrimp.
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  1. 70 Ratings


Excellent... My only suggestion is to use heavy cream and a bit more butter. This is excellent paired with coconut rice.

I made the crab meat/sherry variation as the submitter suggested in her recipe description. I simmered the sherry with the stock rather than adding at the end - did not want the "raw" liquor tas...

This was a very good and pretty easy-to-make recipe. It also had an "elegant" feel to it. I'd never bought chicken stock before, but I managed to find some at my store. I bought some medium-size...

This was amazing!!! I didn't have green onions or brandy and I used fat free half and half. My friend the gourmet cook was here and she raved about it all weekend. It is quick and easy and def...

Oooh, this was good! I roughly chopped up the shrimps for the bisque but garnished it with a huge tiger prawn (tiger shrimp? Not sure of the difference). I diced the onion a little chunkier than...

Sorry to say, but I did NOT like the brandy in this one. Way too overpowering. I would make it again, but probably completely omit the brandy. (And, yes! I am a drinker!)

This was a very good recipe. I didn't use the brandy and instead used cooking sherry before the flour. I used heavy whipping cream instead of the light cream. I also added a pinch of garam ma...

Interesting flavor combination. A little salty for my tastes. But overall a great soup alternative from the standards.

Very good recipe....the only change I made was that I used heavy cream as opposed to light cream. I think I wouldve given this five stars if the shrimp I bought tasted tasted kind ...