Shrimp Bisque

Preparation info

  • Serves

    eight

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

I used to think of shrimp bisque as a substitute while crawfish bisque was out of season. Then I found myself with a bunch of little shrimp and thought I’d give it another look. Well, I was wrong about this thick soup. It just needed a different recipe. A roux-based stock is perfect for crawfish bisque, but shrimp bisque needs more delicacy—and cream. Shrimp also blends well with herbs, particularly those in the dill-basil-tarragon part of the flavor spectrum. This recipe uses more shrimp s