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Shrimp Bisque

18-Nov-2008
 
 

 
 
Over the weekend I attended a potluck pasta party.  The host made fresh pasta (yum!) and the rest of us brought items to fill out the meal.  I decided to make a soup, Shrimp Bisque specifically.  I’d come across a recipe in Tyler’s Ultimate: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time and was dying to try it.  The pasta party seemed like the perfect opportunity. 
 
The bisque is pretty easy to make, although you do need to spend a little time peeling shrimp.  Other than that it’s really more a matter of allowing enough time for the flavors to meld.  The result is outstanding!  Smooth, silky, a little spicy and rich with shrimp the flavor is brightened with a little orange zest.  I’ll be making this recipe often.  
 
You can find the recipe in the cookbook, of course, but if you want to try before you buy you can also find it here. I really recommend the cookbook though.  Tyler’s recipes are all generally pretty straight-forward, not a lot of fuss and bother, but lots of good, good flavor that never fails to impress. 
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