Catholic Recipe: Shrimp Bisque
Bisque is a creamed soup, either seafood or pureed vegetables. This bisque is not typical, as it is full of rice and vegetables. The bisque can be a first course, or even the main entree.
Drop shrimp into boiling water to cover; add next 5 ingredients. Bring to boil; boil 5 to 7 minutes. Drain shrimp, saving 4 cups strained broth. Remove shells and black veins from shrimp. Set aside 12 whole shrimp for garnish. Dice remaining shrimp. Cook rice in 2 cups shrimp broth until tender; set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan; add carrots, onion, and parsley; brown slightly. Add 2 cups clear shrimp broth with all remaining ingredients except cream and wine; simmer 20 minutes. Add diced shrimp and shrimp-rice stock; simmer 10 minutes longer. Add cream and Rhine wine. Serve very hot, garnished with whole shrimp. Makes 6 servings.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965