My grandma’s version of this soup was simply the best. Haven’t found any version better than this one!.

Elevate your dining experience with the luxurious Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque, a dish that finds its roots in the sophisticated world of French cuisine. The term “bisque” evokes images of smooth, creamy soups, often brimming with the finest seafood selections. This particular bisque marries the exquisite flavors of crab and shrimp, creating a dish that is not only rich and indulgent but also offers the warm comfort of a classic comfort food, cherished by seafood aficionados through the ages.
Serving Suggestions:
Let the bisque shine as the centerpiece of your meal. Complement its opulence with a light, crisp salad dressed in a simple vinaigrette to cut through the richness, or pair it with crusty French bread or garlic bread perfect for savoring every last drop of this creamy delight. For a fuller meal, a small portion of white or brown rice makes an excellent addition, turning the bisque into a hearty feast. Embellish with fresh herbs such as parsley or chives for a dash of color and a hint of freshness.
Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque Recipe
Ingredients:1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup celery, finely chopped

1/4 cup carrot, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a spicy kick)

Salt and black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

4 cups seafood or chicken broth

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 pound cooked crab meat, shells removed

1/2 pound cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped

2 tablespoons sherry (optional)

Fresh herbs for garnish


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté onion, celery, and carrot until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.

Stir in tomato paste, paprika, cayenne (if using), and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

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