We use shrimp shells, vegetables, and bottled clam juice to create a potent base for this creamy soup.
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. Cooking the flour in the roux for a full two minutes removes its starchy flavor.