Shrimp Bisque

Shrimp Bisque

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10 min.
25 min.
6 servings

Shrimp bisque is great for a weekend get-together or to surprise a loved one.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cube
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine or water
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MELT 2 tablespoons butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shrimp, onion and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turn pink. Remove from saucepan; set aside.

MELT remaining butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in water, ketchup, bouillon, bay leaf, seasoned salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add shrimp mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Stir in evaporated milk and wine. Heat through; do not boil.

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I forgot how much I like this recipe. I've been making it for years. I needed something quick for dinner tonight and remembered this recipe.

- Kate McMillan from Grafton, NY

Million Dollar Taste!

This is an incrediably easy recipe with million dollar taste! I added bay scallops, a dash of chopped celery, even left over fish fillets to make it into a seafood bisque and the result is delicious!

- Nancy Chapman from Yorba Linda

Excellent Bisque

This recipe is one of the best shrimp bisque recipes I've encountered. It's very easy to make and keeps well for leftovers. I truly recommend trying this recipe.

- Hilary Letcher from Saint Louis, MO



- Karlynn from

Shrimp Bisque

This is a great recipe. It was very easy to make and quite tasty. I added a can of lump crab meat and since I didn't have evaporated milk I used half & half. Delicious!


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 340
  • Calories from Fat: 180
  • Total Fat: 20g (31% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 13g (63% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 175mg (58% of DV)
  • Sodium: 1260mg (52% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 17g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 6% of DV
  • Calcium: 20% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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