Prawn Bisque

Prawn Bisque

Recipe by 831c2bbed306d52121e560ed50646ca5?s=30&r=gTrish yee
Bisque is a smooth, velvety and thick soup that is usually made from crustaceans. Everyone love a thick soup that is full of umami flavour. Serve it along with some crusty bread!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 297 kcal


  • Soup Pot
  • Spatula
  • Hand Blender
  • Chopping Board
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Knife



  • 200 grams Prawns
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tbsp Butter

Soup Base

  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 qty Onion peeled and diced
  • 1 qty Carrot peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk Celery diced
  • 1 tsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 pc Bay Leaf
  • 100 ml Cream additional for garnish
  • Pinch of Salt & Black Pepper
  • 1 stalk Fresh Parsley chopped



  • Snip off and discard the prawn feelers. De-vein and de-shell the prawns. Season lightly with salt.
  • Heat butter in a pan, fry prawns for 1 min.
  • Remove from pan and set aside for plating.


  • In a large pot, oil and add in the onion, carrot and celery. Sauté slowly over medium-low heat until onion is translucent and the mixture is soft and fragrant, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Make a well in the middle of the mixture. Add in the tomato paste and mix with the vegetables. Add in the stock, bay leaves and ½ of the chopped prawns. Bring the soup to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaves. Blitz the soup well in a food processor. Bring to a simmer once again then stir in the cream.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Scoop the soup into a serving plate, garnish with the whole prawns, additional cream and chopped parsley.


  • Prawns can be substitute with  lobster or any seafood of your choice 


Calories: 297kcal
Keyword seafood, soup, western
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