Pumpkin and Shrimp Bisque for #FishFridayFoodies
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For our November 2020 event Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm invited us to make Thanksgiving worthy seafood dishes; she asked "Do you ever serve fish or seafood for Thanksgiving? Many people enjoy Oyster Stuffing in their turkey or shrimp cocktail as an appetizer. Share a seafood or fish dish that complements your turkey or perhaps even replaces the traditional turkey."
I was thinking along the lines of a light soup to kick off the meal that had a touch of that autumnal flavor to it - so I decided to try a quick shrimp bisque which includes canned pumpkin as a lovely flavor and texture addition.
This soup comes together in no time flat, is mild, and would be a wonderful way to kick off a heavy holiday meal! You could easily mix and match the seafood used, and I think something like carrots would also be a tasty addition.
Come see all of our tasty Thanksgiving worthy #FishFridayFoodies dishes!
- Cheesy Shrimp Stuffed Poblano Peppers from Food Lust People Love
- Crab Stuffed Deviled Eggs from Palatable Pastime
- Cracked Crab with Lemongrass, Black Pepper, and Basil from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Shrimp Mini Quiche Appetizers from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Shrimp Turkey Centerpiece from Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
- Crispy Brussels Sprouts Salad with Seared Scallops from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pumpkin and Shrimp Bisque from Making Miracles
- Thai Noodles With Shrimps from Sneha's Recipe
Pumpkin and Shrimp Bisque
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
3 cups milk
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 tsp salt, more to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper, more to taste
1 to 1 1/2 pounds small shrimp - peeled and deveined (or large shrimp, diced into smaller pieces)
- Combine all ingredients except the shrimp in a large soup pot and turn heat to medium-high heat, whisking occasionally to prevent sticking / burning.
- When mixture comes to a low simmer, add in the uncooked shrimp and allow to simmer on low just a few minutes, then turn heat off and allow to rest another couple minutes.
- Once shrimp are fully pink and cooked through, stir, and taste. Adjust the seasonings to your taste preference and serve.