Recipe for Spanish Shrimp Bisque

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Cook Time

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 4 to 5

Spanish shrimp bisque is easy and a treat for seafood lovers with the main ingredient being shrimp.

Required ingredients are:

1/8 pounds of butter

4 tablespoons of white flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper

3 cups of milk

1 cup of chicken broth

1 slice of onion

2 sprigs of parsley

1 cup of fresh boiled shrimp

1/2 cup of milk cream

Melt the butter. In a blender mix the flour,salt,onion,milk and parsley. Once done and using a cooking pot add the broth and let cook on low heat until slightly thickened. Be sure to stir frequently to avoid sticking.

In the blender mix the shrimp with a little of the cream and add to the slow simmering pot for about 8 minutes.

When ready to serve add the remaining cream to the pot and let cook for about 1 minute. Avoid boiling.

Best served next to au grating bread slices which have been brushed with olive oil or butter.

Au grating bread ingredients and preparation:

4 slices of white or French bread cut into slices

1 teaspoon of melted butter or olive oil

4 teaspoons of grated cheese.

Remove the bread crust if you prefer, spread the butter or olive oil and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake until cheese melts.

Best accompanied by a green salad, cold beer or wine. Can be eaten hot or at room temperature. A variation is to add hot sauce to taste and garnish with slices of uncooked green onions better known as scallions.

If you want you can save a few whole cooked shrimp and use them to decorate or garnish the center of the served dish.

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© 2012 Luis E Gonzalez

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