Creamy Shrimp Bisque Recipe
Shrimp bisque is a smooth soup made from shrimp stock that is then thickened with a roux and creamed at the end. A bisque can only be considered a bisque if it is made from shellfish, any other soup claiming to be a bisque is simply a cream of fill in the blank.
– Shrimp Shells – Mirepoix – Herbs – Tomato Paste – White Wine or Cognac – Water or Fish Stock – Roux – Heavy Whipping Cream
Start by cooking the shrimp shells in a large pot over medium heat until the shells turn pink. Set them aside.
In the same pot with a little more butter, lightly brown the mirepoix and herbs, about 4-6 minutes.
Mix in some tomato paste and cook until it becomes fragrant about 2-4 minutes.
Deglaze with white wine and cognac and cook until it’s almost gone, or au sec.
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