Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque Recipe

Seafood bisque is a rich, creamy, and utterly indulgent soup known for its smooth texture and deep flavors. This Crab and Shrimp Seafood Bisque combines the delicate taste of crab with the sweet, meaty texture of shrimp, creating a sophisticated dish that’s perfect for special occasions or as a warming treat. Here’s a detailed recipe to guide you through making this exquisite bisque at home.


For the Bisque

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups seafood stock
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound crabmeat, fresh or canned
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

For the Roux

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour


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