Shrimp Bisque — 31 Comments

    • I had a shrimp boil this weekend with leftover shrimp I just made your recipe and it was top notch. This is gourmet restaurant quality. One of the best seafood soups or bisques I’ve had. Really enjoyed it made a homemade seafood stock with the shrimp peeled some carrots onion and garlic and it was a great addition to the bisque. Thank you so much!

      • Hi Derek, and welcome to the bayou. Fantastic!!! Sounds like you added just the right touch to make this gourmet quality, and thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it! BW

    • It’s a little time consuming if you de-vein the shrimp, and with smaller ones, it’s not necessary; but these were kind of big! You should try it, and he will be pleasantly pleased . . . maybe a birthday dinner?

  1. Oh, my. This looks just wonderful, but it’s not something I’d ever try for myself. That butter, half-and-half, and calorie count is attention-getting. But, I’ve copied the recipe and tucked it away. Maybe I need to throw a little dinner party, and impress the heck out of everyone!

    • I know the calorie count, etc, is a little off putting for health reason . . . but serving a little cupful as an appetizer would be a great compromise!

  2. That looks as good as anything you’d find in an upscale eatery!

    I’ll have to copy this off for my relatives, who LOVE shrimp.

  3. You wrote “What to do with those leftover boiled shrimp”…
    Did you consider sharing with those of us who might be cooking impaired? Those of us living on a fixed income? Those of us so destitute we’re forced to go to KFC to lick other people’s fingers?

    Wonderful story and a great recipe..

    • Oh, George, you made me laugh with your woe of being forced to go to KFB to lick other people’s fingers!!! And please note: those gorgeous shrimp were given to us!! So, yeah, I get where you’re coming from! But surely we wouldn’t want those shrimp to go to waste now, would we? It is indeed a great recipe and one that makes me wonder why I didn’t develop it a long time ago. Oh wait, I know why. We don’t often boil shrimp, and when we do, they’re are seldom any leftover!!! Thanks, George!

  4. 5 stars
    This was wonderful! We love shrimp boils and my husband always makes too much but tonight he said, “I need to always be sure we have leftover shrimp so you can make this!”. I added a couple of shakes of tabasco. Also, we use shell-on, deveined shrimp so prep wasn’t too long. LOVED it!!!

    • Welcome, Lesia, and thank you so very much for these positive words about the bisque recipe. Always does my bayou heart good to know that other folks are using these tried and true recipes to prepare great bayou food for their families! Well done! And tell hubby I like the way he thinks! More is always better! Come back anytime! BW

  5. I grew up on a boat in the Chesapeake Bay
    This recipe took me back home
    Absolutely amazing
    Thank you for sharing

    • Hi Heather and welcome! This makes me smile! So glad you enjoyed it and that it took you back home! BW

  6. 5 stars
    My dad owned a 26ft Jefferson Lafitte shrimp boat (The Half Moon) and my mother made this the day after our annual first day of shrimp season boils. They’re no longer with us and I didn’t realize how much I missed this until I made it. Thank You very much!

    • Hi Blake and welcome to this bayou! I shrimped in an old Lafitte skiff back in the early 80s with my Houma Indian father-in-law, so I have fond memories of these boats! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe and that it brought back good memories for you of both your mom and dad!!! Come back anytime! BW

  7. 5 stars
    Wowzers! This was the perfect recipe for my seafood boil (crab & shrimp) leftovers! My hubs made his famous garlic bread which was perfect for dipping.
    2 thumbs up from each kid and 5/5 ‘this was so delicious, I would pay $$ for it’ from my husband.
    I completely regret eating gelato this afternoon because it took up room in my belly!!

    • Yay! Carrie! Thanks so much for letting me know that you and your family enjoyed your shrimp bisque! BW

    • Hi Dan and welcome to the bayou! So glad to know this works with low country boil leftovers as well! Thanks so much for stopping by to let us know! BW

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