Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque Recipe

Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque Recipe

Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque

Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque

My grandma's version of this soup was simply the best. Haven't found any version better than this one!.

Crab and Seafood Bisque is one of those soups that you expect to find in Five Star Dining. However, with this recipe, you can now make your own Crab and Seafood Bisque at home and save loads of money.

Bisque is actually a type of soup that is highly seasoned and can be made from seafood or fruits and vegetables.

This soup will come out creamy with a sweet flavour from the shrimp and also the brininess from the crab. This is the perfect recipe when you are in the mood for Seafood Soup, but do not want one that is going to take forever to make.

How to make Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque Recipe

Enhance your culinary journey with the opulent Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque, a dish originating from the refined realm of French gastronomy. The term "bisque" conjures visions of velvety, luscious soups, typically featuring the most premium seafood. This specific bisque combines the delicate tastes of crab and shrimp, crafting a dish that is not only sumptuous and lavish but also provides the cozy satisfaction of a timeless comfort food, beloved by seafood enthusiasts across generations.Ingredients:


1 tablespoon of olive oil

1/2 cup of finely chopped onion

1/4 cup of finely chopped celery

1/4 cup of finely chopped carrot

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

1 teaspoon of paprika

1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional for heat)

Salt and black pepper to taste

1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

4 cups of seafood or chicken broth

1 cup of heavy cream

1/2 pound cooked crab meat, picked over for shells

1/2 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined and cut into bite-sized pieces

2 tablespoons of sherry (optional)

Fresh herbs (such as parsley or chives) for garnish


In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrot, and cook until they are softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.

Mix in the tomato paste, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes to deepen the flavors.

Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir until the flour is fully incorporated. Cook for another minute to remove the raw flour taste.

Gradually pour in the broth while continuously stirring to avoid lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

With an immersion blender or in batches with a standard blender, puree the soup until smooth. Return to the pot if using a standard blender.

Stir in the heavy cream and continue to simmer the bisque for another 10 minutes, until it starts to thicken slightly.

Add the cooked crab meat and shrimp to the bisque. If using sherry, add it at this time. Cook for 5 minutes or until the seafood is heated through. Be sure to maintain a gentle simmer to prevent the cream from curdling.

Taste and adjust the seasoning with additional salt and black pepper if needed.

 Ladle the bisque into bowls, garnish with fresh herbs, and serve immediately.

Enjoy this rich and creamy Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque as a treat to warm you up on chilly days or to make an ordinary day feel extraordinary! 

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