Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Shrimp Bisque

Germany has been covered by snow for about 2 weeks now. It's very very cold, but it does look pretty...! When I look around, everything is white, the trees, the cars, the streets... I hope the snow will stay until Christmas.

I made shrimp bisque a few days ago. I was (and actually still am) in the mood for eating something soupy and warm. It's a very tasty yet easy-to-prepare appetiser, which would delight anyone, especially during winter time.






I added some 'soup pearls' to my shrimp bisque. Basically 'soup pearls' are like round croûtons. I got to know these gems when I visited my MIL and she treated me with a bowl of delicious chicken broth topped with soup pearls. A real pleasingly crunchy addition to your soups :)!

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 4-5 tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 can (peeled and seeded) tomatoes
  • 500 g shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1 l chicken stock (or seafood stock)
  • 150 ml white wine
  • 125 ml double cream
  • 2 tbs cognac
  • 1 tbs butter
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 tbs dried tarragon
  • 1 tbs Crème fraîche
  • 2 tbs flour (mixed with 50 ml of water)
  • Soup pearls
Instructions
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot. Add chopped onion and carrot. Sauté until soft.
  • Add shrimps and tomatoes and cook under medium heat for around 3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, wine, cream and tarragon. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Puree the soup mixture in a food processor.
  • Return the pureed soup into the pot. Add salt, pepper, butter, cognac and crème fraîche. Stir for about 1 minute.
  • To thicken the soup, add the flour+water mixture to the soup and stir for another 1 minute.
  • Serve the soup hot. Garnish with soup pearls and cream.



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16 comments:

  1. Preciosa y además tiene que estar delicioso.

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  2. That's a comforting soup especially it is raining here this whole week.

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  3. I love lobster bisque so I'm guessing I would love this shrimp bisque too. Looks yummy, rich and comforting! :D

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  4. this is really a very warm and delicious for this festive season yummy!

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  5. This is delicious soup good to have during winter.

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  6. Wow, lovely presentation of your shrimp bisque, I am sure that must taste as good as it looks :-)

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  7. A very sunny and delicious looking soup! I have not seen soup pearls here but we have soup oysters which are little oval disks of crackers.

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  8. Let the "sun" in your bisque warm you up. Gorgeous!

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  9. I've tried lobster bisque but not shrimp bisque before and I must say it looks good!

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  10. mmm lovely shrimp bisque you've got there. Now you got me craving for some hot creamy soup for supper :P

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  11. Bella e buona,bravissima!!! ;-)
    Un bacione:-*

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  12. I'm sure this hot soup will boost you up in the cold weather! Looks yummy!

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  13. You really need nice soup to warm up your stomach. :) This is one of it.

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  14. I have not tried shrimp bisque and since I love shrimp so much, how can I not try this one? Thanks!

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  15. that looks good - love the presentation! would love to have a bowl now !! its freezing outside!!! sigh..


    have a lovely day!
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  16. Soup pearls, I have never heard of those before but I would love to try that! Round croutons sound like so much fun. This soup looks delicious and great job with the presentation.

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