Shrimp Bisque

From Cook's Country | December/January 2008

Why this recipe works:

All great soups start with a great base. In our Shrimp Bisque recipe, shrimp shells are cooked with vegetables and bottled clam juice to create a potent foundation. Adding white wine and brandy (if desired) helps balance our Shrimp Bisque recipe, offsetting the richness of the heavy cream.… read more

All great soups start with a great base. In our Shrimp Bisque recipe, shrimp shells are cooked with vegetables and bottled clam juice to create a potent foundation. Adding white wine and brandy (if desired) helps balance our Shrimp Bisque recipe, offsetting the richness of the heavy cream. Cooking the flour in the roux for a full two minutes removes its starchy flavor.

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Serves 8 to 10

If desired, stir 1 tablespoon of brandy into the bisque just before serving.

Ingredients

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