Seafood Bisque

This is the Seafood Bisque recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 30 min - 35 min
Yields 6 servings
seafood bisque

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 strips bacon diced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (500 mL) dry white wine or chicken stock
  • 1 potato peeled and diced
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried tarragon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 lb (450 g) seafood (shrimp, scallops, lobster, crab or a combination) fresh or defrosted, cut into 3/4-inch (2cm) chunks
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 35 % cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and cook bacon until crisp. Remove and reserve. Add onion to pan. Cook until tender. Sprinkle with flour and cook gently 3 to 4 min.

Whisk in wine or chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes, thyme, tarragon, salt, pepper and tomato paste. Cook 15 min until potatoes are tender.

Add seafood and cream. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 to 8 min or until seafood is cooked through. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Serve sprinkled with parsley and reserved bacon bits.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 451 Calories
Protein: 16 g
Carbohydrate: 12 g
Fat: 36 g
Fibre: 1 g
Sodium: 637 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 9 % / 94 mg
Niacin: 27 %
Vitamin A: 39 %
Vitamin B12: 52 %
Vitamin D: 64 %