Jennifer of Our Blessed Home has chosen Ina's Shrimp Bisque recipe for our last recipe of January 2010.
Please do not laugh when I tell you all this. I have NEVER had Shrimp or Lobster Bisque before. I don't really like seafood chowder. BUT, I really enjoyed the Shrimp Bisque. I was so proud of myself for making it.
In the same pot, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook over medium-low heat for 1 minute, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add the half-and-half and cook, stirring with a whisk, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the pureed shrimp, the stock, tomato paste, salt, and pepper and heat gently until hot but not boiling. Season, to taste, and serve hot.