Mexican Shrimp Bisque

It was 85 degrees today.  Perfect weather for soup right?  When I was meal planning this week, I skimmed through Taste of Home  and found a simple soup recipe that looked really good.  Even though we are experiencing summer-like weather, I decided to give it a go anyway.  The recipe suggested pairing it with a salad and a glass of white wine…now that sounds more like a summer meal 🙂

Mexican Style Shrimp Bisque

by Maria C

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients (Serves 3)

  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp of minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled, deviened
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • sliced avocado and chopped cilantro (optional)


Sautee chopped onions in a large pot until tender. Add garlic and cook for about another minute. Stir in flour until blended with onion and garlic. Stir in water, cream, broth and seasonings. Bring the ingredients to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Cut up shrimp into bite size pieces and add to the soup. Simmer for about another 5-10 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. Place sour cream in a small bowl and gradually stir in the soup.

Top with cilantro and avocado if desired.

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2 thoughts on “Mexican Shrimp Bisque

  1. reikalein May 25, 2012 / 9:55 am

    I just discovered your blog via DailyGarnish 🙂

    This looks really tasty! I’ve given up starchy carbs for a bit to measure it’s affect on my health so I’ve been searching hi and low on the internet for carb-free meals. Shrimp soup hadn’t crossed my mind yet!

    Perfect weekend cooking inspiration, thanks!


    • Maria C May 25, 2012 / 11:32 am

      Thank you 🙂 If you try it out let me know how you liked it! Enjoy your weekend.


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