This is a simple, delicious recipe. I added bay scallops and used fresh mushrooms. It was awesome. Thanks to whoever submitted.
Most of the ingredients are canned or Jared, not a healthy soup…what would make this soup better is to use fresh ingredients.
The seafood Bisque recipe is fantastic and easy. We changed shrimp to 2lb, crab to 3 cans lump, chopped the mushrooms, and added additional hot pepper sauce. This dish is a family and neighborhood favorite.
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
2 tablespoons chopped celery
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup heavy whipping cream
8 ounces of crab meat
4 to 8 ounces small cooked shrimp or other seafood
2 tablespoon sherry wine
Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-low heat; add the chopped green onion and celery. Saute, stirring, until tender.
Blend the flour into the butter and vegetables until well incorporated. Continue cooking, stirring, for about 2 minutes.
Warm the milk in another saucepan over medium heat.
Slowly stir in the warmed milk and continue cooking and stirring until thickened.
Add the freshly ground black pepper, tomato paste, and heavy cream.
If desired, puree the soup in a blender or food processor** at this point and then return it to the saucepan.
Stir in the crab, shrimp, and the sherry. Bring it to a simmer.
Tips and Variations
Feel free to add small cooked bay scallops or lobster instead of the shrimp.
Replace the green onions with finely chopped shallots.
If desired, garnish the soup with thinly sliced green onion tops, cilantro, or parsley. Or add a spoonful of sour cream and swirl it.