Simpler Shrimp Bisque
Shrimp bisque is a delicious classic, but it can be daunting to make. We wanted a version that didn't involve washing every pot in your kitchen—yet still delivered great shrimp flavor.
Why This Recipe Works
To build a shrimp bisque with real shrimp flavor, we didn’t toss out the shrimp shells. Instead we sautéed them until bright pink, added mirepoix, and made a quick shrimp stock. This shrimp stock formed the base of our bisque. Heavy cream added richness, and a little sherry rounded out the flavor. Finally, to keep the shrimp from overcooking and becoming rubbery, we added them off the heat and let the residual heat of the bisque gently cook them though.