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Shrimp Brandy Bisque

5
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This thick, creamy soup isn't made with a traditional roux, but it still boasts richness beyond belief! Loads of shrimp in every spoonful.

Ingredients

Olive oil

2 tsp

Uncooked leek(s)

1 medium, (white part only), finely chopped

Dried thyme

1 tsp

Low-fat milk

2 cup(s), (1%)

Bay leaf

2 leaf/leaves

Cooked shrimp

12 oz, peeled and deveined

Reduced-sodium chicken broth

¾ cup(s)

Cornstarch

2 Tbsp

Table salt

1 tsp, and ground black pepper

Brandy

1 fl oz

Chives

1 Tbsp, fresh

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add leek and cook 3 minutes, until soft.
  3. Add thyme and stir to coat.
  4. Add milk and bay leaf and bring to a boil.
  5. Add shrimp and simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Dissolve cornstarch in chicken broth and stir into shrimp mixture.
  7. Simmer 2 minutes, until mixture thickens. Stir in brandy.
  8. Remove from heat, remove bay leaves, season to taste with salt and black pepper. Ladle into bowls, top with chives.