Mexican Shrimp Bisque

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"Unless Taste of Home sends more recipes my way that I cannot ignore in good conscience, then this recipe will have me caught up for the time being. I may well have "saved the best for last" because this bisque sounds truly DIVINE! The pic showed it garnished w/3 thin slices of avocado sprinkled w/cilantro, but 1 reviewer suggested (& others agreed) that a generous dollop of guacamole would also work as well & then could be stirred into the bisque for added texture & color. I thought that was a great idea! This recipe was originally published as "Mexican Shrimp Bisque" in Cooking for 2, Fall of 2005 issue on Pg 31. Enjoy! --- EDITED TO ADD: Pls read the **NOTE RE SERVINGS** in the prep steps section."

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (282 g)
  • Calories 275.5
  • Total Fat - 18.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 136 mg
  • Sodium - 525.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.6 g
  • Protein - 14.8 g
  • Calcium - 140.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a sml saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic & cook 1 min longer. Stir in flour until blended. Stir in the water, cream, bouillon & seasonings. Bring to a soft boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer for 5 min.

Step 2

If needed, cut shrimp into bite-size pieces. Add shrimp to soup. Simmer 5-10 min longer or until shrimp turn pink. Put sour cream in a sml bowl. Gradually stir in 1/2 cup hot soup. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Heat through, but do not boil. Top w/cilantro, avocado or guacamole as desired & serve.

Step 3

**NOTE RE SERVINGS**: Yield is 3 cup-sized servings, so recipe needs to be doubled, tripled, etc based on the size & # of servings desired.

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Delicious. I doubled the water, flour and cream to make 2 entree sized servings. We don't care foe avocado, but used chopped cilantro for garnish. Will be making this easy recipe again.

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(4 Mar 2016)