Prawn Bisque is a rich and flavorful seafood bisque with a roux base and creamy texture. It’s an easy appetizer that's ready in just an hour!

Why This Recipe Works

Making a light brown roux as the base of the bisque creates a rich and creamy texture. For all of my tips on making roux, check out this post on how to make a roux.


Prawns Unsalted butter Flour Shallot Garlic Tomato paste Sherry Shrimp stock Dried tarragon Bay leaf Coconut sugar Paprika Crab boil Salt Parsley Croutons

You can use store-bought shrimp broth to save time. To make your own, place the shrimp shells and heads in an Instant Pot and cover with water (about 10-12 cups).


Heat the butter and flour in a dutch oven over medium heat, whisking constantly until a light brown roux forms (about 5-10 minutes).

Add the tomato paste, garlic and shallot and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Very SLOWLY pour in the sherry while whisking constantly to ensure lumps don't form.

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