Seafood Bisque

Special occasions call for extraordinary soups like whole shrimp swimming in a rich and creamy bisque.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1/3
cup butter or margarine
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
4
cups (1 qt) half-and-half
1/2
cup dry white wine or water
1/2
cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-oz jar)
12
oz cod fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
12
oz uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen and tails peeled
1/2
cup basil pesto
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

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LOCATION

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  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in broth, half-and-half and wine. Stir in bell peppers and cod. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Stir in shrimp. Simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Stir in pesto, salt and pepper.
  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in broth, half-and-half and wine. Stir in bell peppers and cod. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Stir in shrimp. Simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Stir in pesto, salt and pepper.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Cooked shrimp works great in this recipe, too. Just add the shrimp to the bisque and simmer until heated through. If you use cooked shrimp, reserve 8 shrimp and tie a chive around each shrimp for an extra-special garnish.

As you dish up the soup, sprinkle chopped fresh basil leaves and a little freshly shredded Parmesan cheese on each serving.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
150mg
150%;
Sodium
860mg
860%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.