Scallop Bisque Recipe

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
384 Calories
17g Fat
37g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 384
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 857mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 22g
Calcium 261mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a creamy scallop bisque made with sea scallops and a simple thickened broth. Feel free to replace the milk with half fish stock and half light cream or half-and-half.



  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed and very finely minced
  • 1 bay leaf

Steps to Make It

  1. Rinse scallops, chop into 1/2-inch pieces.

  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan; sauté onion until softened.

  3. Blend flour into butter mixture and gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring until thickened.

  4. Add salt, pepper, garlic, and bay leaf and scallops. Cook over low heat for another 15 minutes.

  5. Remove bay leaf and serve.

  6. Garnish with parsley, a swirl of sour cream, ​or roasted red pepper puree.