Shrimp And Oyster Bisque

Shrimp And Oyster Bisque
Shrimp And Oyster Bisque

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups shucked oysters

  • 2

    cups shelled raw shrimp

  • 4

    cups milk

  • 1

    cup whipping cream

  • 1/2

    cup minced celery

  • 3

    tablespoons finely-minced shallots

  • 1

    tablespoon minced parsley

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • 3

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3

    tablespoons flour

Directions

Finely chop the oysters, reserving liquid. Chop the shrimp but set aside 3 each serving for garnish. Place the oysters, liquid and shrimp in a heavy soup pot. Add the milk, cream, celery, shallots, parsley. Simmer for 30 minutes. Cool slightly. Puree in food processor, season to taste. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes. Stir a little of the bisque into the roux then stir the roux into the bisque pot. Return to heat and stir until slightly thickened. Garnish each serving with 3 shrimp and some chopped parsley. This recipe yields 12 servings. Recipe can be halved for 6.

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