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How to Cook Seafood Bisque on this National Food Holiday

Fish & seafood create quick, hearty bisques as they are full of flavor & are easily prepared.

crawfishBe sure not to overcook. In other words, remove from the heat as soon as it’s cooked through.

When bisque is served, present some seafood pieces outside the bowls.

How to Cook Seafood Bisque:

To prepare seafood bisque, use fresh fish. You can use frozen, but the flavor will be better the fresher it all is.

Be sure not to overcook the fish or shellfish. Poach them separately to better control the conditions.

Type: Soup Recipe

Serve with: fresh, crusty Italian bread & fresh seafood to share
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: ~ 30 min
Serves: 8 cups


  • 2 medium lobsters – boiled
  • 2 filets of fish – poached
  • 14 shrimp – boiled, peeled
  • 10 scallops – poached
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk – hot
  • 2 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 celery ribs
  • 1 onion – unpeeled
  • 6-8 peppercorns
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup cream – hot
  • salt & pepper – to taste
  • sprinkle parsley
  • sprinkle paprika


  1. Poach and boil fish & shellfish, and then dice it all.
  2. Melt butter in a large stock pot.
  3. Whisk in flour and slowly add hot milk.
  4. Bring to a boil on medium heat, whisking constantly.
  5. Simmer covered for 4 min. Remove from heat.
  6. In a saute pan, heat chicken broth, celery ribs, onion, peppercorns, clove & bay leaf.
  7. Bring to a boil.
  8. Strain & add to liquid to soup pot mixture.
  9. Stir in diced seafood and hot cream.
  10. Adjust salt & pepper.
  11. Serve sprinkled with minced parsley & paprika.

Use this recipe any day, not just on National Seafood Bisque Day! Let me know how you like it.

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