Seafood Bisque

Seafood Bisque

Special occasions call for extraordinary soups like this rich and creamy shrimp bisque.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

1/3
cup butter or margarine
1/3
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso® chicken broth (4 cups)
4
cups (1 qt) half-and-half
1/2
cup dry white wine or water
1/2
cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-oz jar)
12
oz cod fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
12
oz uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen and tails peeled
1/2
cup basil pesto
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in broth, half-and-half and wine. Stir in bell peppers and cod. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in shrimp. Simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Stir in pesto, salt and pepper.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Cooked shrimp works great in this recipe, too. Just add the shrimp to the bisque and simmer until heated through. If you use cooked shrimp, reserve 8 shrimp and tie a chive around each shrimp for an extra-special garnish.
Special Touch
As you dish up the soup, sprinkle chopped fresh basil leaves and a little freshly shredded Parmesan cheese on each serving.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 280),
  • Total Fat 31g
    • (Saturated Fat 15g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 150mg;
  • Sodium 860mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 22g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 1 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.