Saturday, November 15, 2008

risqué bisqueness

Shrimp Bisque.

I'll tell you how I make shrimp bisque and it starts with too much garlic, this shrimp bisque is a little on the spicy side too with the addition of red chile powder.

I sizzle garlic in a little butter and olive oil, salt and pepper until they are soft and golden, this is the base of flavor for the shrimp to sit on while they cook through. I peel the shrimp and put the shells in a pot and simmer till a nice stock is made. The cooked and peeled shrimp and garlic is put into the the strained broth and pureed with an immersion blender till smooth add a little heavy cream, and thats about it.

Put the bisque in a bowl, top off with a couple butterflied shrimp and gobble, gobble, gobble.


snugs said...

I could certainly gobble up a bit of that..

Richard W. said...

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CreativeMish said...

OMG! Look at all of that garlic! and spicy too! you're amazing!

Emily said...

MMM, those shrimp look so good.

buffalodick said...

Any shellfish I ever met would work with that!

Anette said...

I cannot get enough of garlic! I'm imagining the smell in your kitchen when you made this! Heaven!

Anonymous said...

You are the real deal there DB. I don't like cream soups usually but this one looks and sounds delish!

Spin said...

yum! I guess I would hve to go witha little less crushed red peeper. BUT YUM!

Christo Gonzales said...

snugs: it was so rich and satisfying

richard W: your words are 'fat' with info

michelle: thanks and this soup was amazing

emily: I love me some shrimps -

Christo Gonzales said...

buff: clams? hmmmmm I know of a nice oyster soup thats creamy

anette: the smell was wonderful - not as nice as apples and cinnamon but still

starrlife: this has so little cream -probably a fourth of a cup in the entire pot

spin: the pepper gave it a little color and a little ooompf - not much.

Anndi said...

Promise I can come to a taping when you get your own show?

That would be perfect for a blustery day like today... some heat and smooth yumminess.

Angel said...




The SMELLS coming from your place must be INSANE!!!!! yer killin me KNOW how I am about some garlic...AND shrimp???




Christo Gonzales said...

anndi: what a dream come true to be able to honor your request...

beth: smells and aromas - there is a difference you know....

Chef E said...

Okay, my comment goes like this, piano please...da da da da da da...give that ole time rock an roll...then you slide in the room in your socks, shirt and underwear, holding the bowl of soup...then it's risque...and then the busqueness...

Chef E said...

...and richard w. is not invited to the party!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I'd like a big bowl of this, please.

Christo Gonzales said...

chef e; BADA BING

lisaiscooking: I guess I havent copied you yet.....

tavolini said...

yum--bisqueness indeed! Looks fantastic, Doggy. And the presentation is excellent, too! Go on with your bad self.

Michelle Rittler said...

Great post title! The bisque looks fantastic!

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