Spicy Coconut Shrimp Bisque


I loved how this shrimp bisque turned out, and I think you will as well. I hope you give it a try, and maybe tweak it with some different combinations of seafood and garnishes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined, shells reserved

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • cup green onions, chopped

  • cup chopped celery

  • ¼ cup diced fresh jalapeno pepper

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups ready-to-serve creamy tomato soup

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • ¼ teaspoon red curry paste, or to taste

  • 1 dash fish sauce, or to taste

  • 2 ounces rice crackers

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in shrimp shells; cook, stirring, until shells turn pink, 2 minutes. Pour in water and bring to a simmer; cook 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in green onions, celery, and jalapeno; cook, stirring, until mixture is slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low, stir in flour and cook 3 minutes.

  3. Pour tomato soup into onion mixture; stir to combine. Pour shrimp shell mixture through a mesh strainer into tomato soup mixture. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer.

  4. Stir coconut milk, red curry paste, and fish sauce into tomato soup mixture, bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in shrimp, decrease to heat to low and simmer until shrimp are cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Ladle bisque into bowls, place a rice cracker in the middle, and top the cracker with sliced basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
16g Fat
20g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 502mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 232mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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