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Mushroom Shrimp Bisque

This comforting recipe was born out of my family's love for seafood. For many years I tried to make a restaurant-quality bisque, and I finally got it right. Now it makes an appearance at every holiday. —Deirdre Conley, Yorktown Heights, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pound medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each ) chicken broth
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and green onions; cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until mushrooms begin to brown. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in flour and paprika; cook and stir until well coated. Gradually stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, stirring often. Gradually stir in cream and shrimp; cook 5 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Sprinkle with parsley.

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