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Old 01-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Please help with a Seafood Bisque recipe...

I have been saving shrimp shells for a while! They are all frozen ready to make some sort of seafood bisque. I have Langostino Lobster meat (great find at Aldi's) Shrimp, and lobster. I think I might add some crab at the end too.

Here lies the problem- I have NEVER made any type of seafood soup. I'm guessing I would cover all my shells with water and boil then drain. Saute some leek, celery and carrots finely diced then add them to the water- maybe stick blend them when soft....

Anyone have any tried and true recipes?? I see all kinds that add white wine, and/or tomatoes dry sherry etc. I do plan on adding cream and I also have Glucomannan and Thick it up. I also have Cabrquik that I can use for a roux if necessary.

Any ideas??? I'm really looking forward to making this within the week!
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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Try these for starters:

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http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...od-bisque.html

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the ideas!!
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There was just another thread this week on seafood bisques: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...er-recipe.html
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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I"m excited! I've been saving my shrimp shells for a while and hope not to need to use any other flavoring!
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We had lobster tails for New Year's Eve and talk about GOOD seafood stock, lobster and crawfish shells make even better stock than shrimp shells! I often save mine up in a plastic bag in my freezer and just wait until a have a big enough bunch of shells to make stock.
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Thanks for all the tips. Here is what I did

12oz shrimp shells
1 lb shrimp (22-26) from aldi's
3 leftover lobster shells (from NYE)
8oz langostino lobster meat - from aldi's
1 can clams
1 botlle 8oz clam juice
2 cans crab meat
2-3 cups HWC
1/2 cup chardonnay

3/4 cup each
leeks
celery
carrots

saute the vegetables till soft, then added the clams to heat and a few peices of the lobster and shrimp- cook thoroughly then put in a bowl. Add clam juice to this bowl and puree with stick blender (or food processor) till smooth.

In the pot you will use ( I used a dutch oven) add some oil and saute the shrimp and lobster shells, then add water, enough to just barely cover. Cover with a lid and let simmer 30 min. Drain out the shells- I also used a paper towel to catch any other unwanted stuff. In the same pan add some oil and butter, saute the shrimp and lobster. ( i cut the shrimp in thirds and the lobster in pieces as well) add the pureed vegetables, then add the shrimp stock. Do this quickly so as to not overcook the seafood. I then added the 2 cans of crab meat ( yes this will stay stringy I guess unless ou get the lump meat) You could skip the crab if you wanted.

At this piont I added the wine and then added approx 2.5 cups of HWC and some parsley to taste. I thickened by sprinkling both gluc powder and Thick it up. Pretty good stuff!
Did not do the carb count- but it would be VERY low!
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Sounds delish!
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #9
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I wish I would have put in a little less water. Next time I'll know!
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mmm...mmm...mmm. I'll start saving shrimp shells to make stock. Thanks, for the recipe!
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