Fast Shrimp Bisque


Use either fresh or frozen shrimp to create this savory batch of bisque.

Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 cup water

  • 2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning or other seafood seasoning

  • 12 ounce fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells, thawed

  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)

  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon anchovy paste or 1 or 2 anchovies, finely chopped

  • Seafood seasoning (optional)


  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine the water, Old Bay Seasoning, shrimp, and celery. Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until shrimp shells turn pink and shrimp are opaque. Remove shrimp with slotted spoon or tongs; set aside to cool.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together evaporated milk, milk, flour, and anchovy paste; stir into liquid in Dutch oven. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Meanwhile, peel shrimp. Chop about half the shrimp. Add chopped shrimp to soup. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Ladle into bowls. Top with remaining shrimp. Pass additional seafood seasoning.

    Fast Shrimp Bisque
    Andy Lyons

Change Up:

For a spicy curry seafood soup, use coconut milk in place of evaporated milk and add a little curry powder and Asian chili sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 973mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 353.4mg 27%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 501mg 11%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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