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Pumpkin and Shrimp Bisque

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Category: Bisques/Cream

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled, deveined, and roughly chopped, shells reserved)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups shrimp stock (or chicken stock or dashi)
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 onion (coarsly chopped)
  • 1 carrot (coarsly chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (coarsly chopped)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs sage
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 batch sage gremolata (see below)


1. Heat the oil in a pan at medium-high heat.

2. Add the shrimp shells and cook until they turn pink and then just start to turn brown and fill your kitchen with the aroma of shrimp, about 3-4 minutes.

3. Add the white wine and simmer until it has evaportated, about 4-6 minutes.

4. Add the broth, saffron, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaves, and sage, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered for 30 minutes.

5. Strain the solids from the stock with a fine metal sieve and return the stock to the sauce pan.

6. Mix in the pumpkin puree, heavy cream and cayenne and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

7. Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

8. Heat the oil in a pan.

9. Add the shrimp and saute at medium heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes.

10. Divide the shrimp between 4 bowls, pour the bisque over them and garnish with the sage gremolata.

Sage Gremolata
(makes 1/4 cup)

1/4 cup sage (chopped)
1/2 lemon (zest only)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon pine nuts (toasted)

1. Mix everything.

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