Low carb bisque with a delightful flavor.
Finely chop basil. Place garlic and onion in food processor. Blend until finely chopped. Heat olive oil in large heavy saucepan. Cook garlic and onions 5 or 6 minutes or until transparent. Add flour, whisk over low heat 3 to 5 minutes. Do not allow to brown. Slowly add chicken broth, whisking to remove any lumps. Add 1/2 cup basil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 8 to 10 minutes. Whisk in tomato sauce, tomato juice. Simmer an additional 10 minutes. Skim froth from top if it forms. Whisk in cream and bring back to simmer. Skim froth if any.
Meanwhile steam or sautee shrimp until pink, 3 or 4 minutes. Place a little of the soup and all but 8 shrimp in a food processor and blend into a paste. Fold ground shrimp into bisque mixture. Add Splenda and season with salt and pepper. Place in bowls. Float one shrimp on top of each bowl and garnish with croutons and remaining basil.
Note: Can be made with lobster, crab, imatation crab, calamari or combination of any.
berrybri 2y ago
Eatit_Loveit 5y agoSmooth, creamy goodness! Fun to make & such great flavor! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
hamila01 5y agoMy first attempt at making bisque and it was delicious!! Straight forward uncomplicated instructions that a novice like me could follow and produce a great dish. I did substitute the half and half with heavy cream, and saugtedthe shrimp with chopped jalapenos.
Cyrano 10y ago[I posted this recipe.]