Shrimp Bisque

D Shrimp Bisque

Book: Steve’ diabetic recipe book
Chapter: SOUP

Very hearty. Big bowl, a salad and a slice of crusty bread is a terrific meal.
If you can find or make shrimp broth the soup will be better. Second choice is concentrated seafood base. Third, but good choice is the recipe, as is.
Serves: 12

1 49 1/2-ounce can Swanson Chicken Broth
1 cup potatoes, roughly diced
1 cup onions, finely diced
1 cup celery, finely diced
1 1/2 pounds shrimp (shells should be simmered and used to flavor the broth and discarded)
1/2 cup carrots, finely diced
1 14 1/2-ounce can Fresh Roma Tomatoes cut in 1/2 inch pieces. Use liquid in another dish.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons raw rice or substitute flour
2 tablespoons softened butter
1 pint heavy cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

In a deep pan, saute the onion, celery, and carrot in butter until soft but not browned
Add the tomato and saute another 5 minutes. Set aside.

Using the same or another pan, heat the shrimp in olive oil, cooking until the shells are red and crisp. Cool shrimp for a few minutes and shell, reserving shells.
Put the shells into a soup pot with the broth. Simmer for 20 minutes or an hour. If for 20 minutes, purists would puree the shells in broth. I am just a bit put off about consuming the shells so I simmer for an hour and then toss the shells.

Combine the broth, cooked vegetables, potato, rice , wine and worcestershire sauce in the soup pot. Simmer 25 minutes

In batches, puree the soup.

Puree half the shrimp in some of the soup and return to the pot.

Add the cream, milk and cream cheese. Bring to temperature.

Rough chop the remaining shrimp. Add to soup.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve. Garnish with a little terragon if in season.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1346 Calories from Fat 300
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 409mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars 6g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 5% Iron 2%

  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.