Seafood Bisque Recipe
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Seafood Bisque Recipe

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We live on the Gulf Coast, where fresh seafood is plentiful. I adapted several recipes to come up with this rich bisque. It's great as a first course or an entree, and it can be made with just shrimp or crabmeat. —Pat Edwards Dauphin Island, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 2-2/3 cups 2% milk
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
  • 3 tablespoons Madeira wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 169 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 817mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein .


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the shrimp, crab and mushrooms. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in the wine, salt and pepper; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Top with onions if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Seafood Bisque in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p29

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abashu 218035
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"I used chicken broth not wine, I also used fresh mushrooms. This was a tasty soup that was easy to prepare."

traceyboamah 137405
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"This is a simple, delicious recipe. I added bay scallops and used fresh mushrooms. It was awesome. Thanks to whoever submitted."

vj221979 61122
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"My husband loves this! Easy and delicious."

Marijke Koken 86810
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"Most of the ingredients are canned or jared, not a healthy soup...what would make this soup better is too use fresh ingredients."

chrismmcmaine 83863
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2009

"Delicious and filling. Next time I'll use fresh mushrooms."

daisy2000 38519
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2009

"Seafood Bisque recipe is fantastic and easy. We changed shrimp to 2lb, crab to 3 cans lump, chopped the mushrooms, and added additional hot pepper sauce. This dish is a family and neighborhood favorite."

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