Bisque Recipes

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Creamy Shrimp and Crab Bisque

Rating: 4.32 stars
A delicious bisque made with shrimp and crab meat. A garnish of chopped green onions is always a delicious addition to this bisque.

Tomato Bisque III

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a really fast and easy tomato soup recipe. My kids even liked it. I originally got it from a Food and Wine magazine, but I've tweaked it a little to suit my taste. The nutmeg makes the taste a little more complex.

Spicy Tomato Bisque with Grilled Brie Toast

Rating: 4.36 stars
Nothing's more comforting than grilled cheese and tomato soup. This is a gussied-up version, with grilled Brie cheese sandwiches and spiced tomato bisque with basil. As the soup soaks into the sandwich, break into pieces with your spoon and ladle up with the soup.

Lobster and Chive Bisque

Rating: 4.53 stars
A quick and tasty bisque.

Cajun Corn and Crab Bisque

Rating: 4.8 stars
This creamy, Cajun crab soup has been in my family for years. It's comfort food during the winter, a 'stick to your bones' soup!!

Spicy Coconut Shrimp Bisque

Rating: 4.72 stars
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.

Saffron Mussel Bisque

Rating: 4.77 stars
Ahoy! All seafood lovers will really enjoy this hearty feast. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Shrimp Bisque I

Rating: 3.67 stars
This recipe may take a little work but it taste great. To devein the shrimp use the tip of a sharp knife or a deveiner.

Perfect Lobster Bisque

Rating: 4.36 stars
This is a decadent lobster bisque that is surprisingly easy to prepare. Your guests will be impressed and feel pampered. I serve this with salad and hot, buttered French bread.

Morel Mushroom Bisque

Rating: 4.59 stars
If you are a fan of fresh (or even dried) morel mushrooms, this is the soup for you. Everyone who eats morels knows that they go best sauteed with onions, garlic and butter. This incorporates all of those ingredients to create a magnificently creamy soup, strong with morel flavor, but not too overpowering. This isn't healthy eating, and I don't recommend trying to make it that way. Just eat less of it! Serve with crusty bread or garlic croutons.

Crabmeat Bisque Made Easy

Rating: 4.8 stars
This is not a thick soup, yet it is creamy and so smooth to the palette. The aroma when cooking makes you want some before the potatoes are soft. I have made modifications due to allergy to corn (such as rice flour). I allow mine to slow-simmer with lid slightly ajar. Stir often so the film does not form on top. I have doubled my batch and still never have any for the freezer.

Butternut Squash-Sweet Potato Ginger Bisque

Rating: 3.92 stars
This soup is perfect in winter-time. The root vegetables are comforting and the ginger is warming. Increase or decrease the amount of ginger to suit your taste. Chicken or vegetable stock may be substituted for the water. Either a blender or food processor can be used to puree the soup. If desired, add cream instead of yogurt to enrich the taste.

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Tomato Bisque with Chicken

Rating: Unrated
"Quick, easy, healthy, and delicious. Great side as a side dish or main course. Leftovers are excellent to tote to work for an easy lunch." – JLA

Avocado Shrimp Bisque

Rating: Unrated
"This is a creamy, delightful soup that I can see myself making again." – DanuNepthys

Quick Lobster Bisque

Rating: 4.5 stars

Adjust the spices to suit your individual likes. You may also substitute cream for part of the half-and-half. Chicken stock will work if you can't get lobster stock.