Scallop Bisque

Seafood Bisque Soup
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Ratings (8)

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.

See Also
Seared Scallops With Herbs
Creamy Corn and Seafood Chowder​​

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.


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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 384
    Total Fat 17 g
    Saturated Fat 9 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 62 mg
    Sodium 857 mg
    Carbohydrates 37 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 22 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)