Homemade Shrimp Bisque


After reading a fellow blogger’s post this morning, I was suddenly starving and drooling for a homemade soup since it is so cold outside.

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Did you say hush… oh you sound just like my hubby…guess you are right…it could be worse, I could be braving the New York State Winter like I used to as I am letting the dogs out in my slippers and sweat shirt lol….

http://rantingchef.com/2013/01/22/soup-roulette/

In case you are wondering what inspired me this morning…. Hey where are you going?

Okay , he is great and has some really great recipes and some great guest bloggers on his site too.  I have even guest blogged there before.  Hurry back as I am about to give you the lowdown on my recipe.

Thanks for coming back, phew…was worried there for a second.

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Since my allergies are so bad to corn, I use all natural ingredients and fresh ingredients as much as possible in our foods so that I am not running for my allergy medication or even worse, my epi pen.

 

I started my soup with a few simple ingredients that I just happen to have in stock.

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A medium onion

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Some potatoes either red or yellow

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Shrimp (Take the tails off)

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Daisy Brand Sour Cream

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Fresh Baby Carrots

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Fresh Celery

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Fresh Sliced Mushrooms

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Old Bay Seasoning

milk

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Paprika (I happen to use the tube however this is fine)

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You can’t beat fresh baby spinach

(Had already thrown bag out when I realized I had not taken a picture sorry)

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Swanson does make it better for certain with their chicken broth

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My Vidalia Chopper is priceless in my kitchen for chopping my vegetables to a perfect size for all of my creations.  It is a must have for every kitchen.  It is quick and easy and super fast cleanup too.

I throw all my ingredients in the pot suited to how much of each item that we prefer as my hubby likes a lot more potato and more shrimp than the average person.  A full bag of spinach and easy on the mushroom, carrots and celery yet enough for flavor.  One to two containers of the sour cream depending on your taste and since my hubby does not like a thick soup I do not add a thickener and do add milk here…by now I am sure you know what milk looks like.  So I did not take a picture of our milk container.  Here would be a great spot to explain the thicker that I do use…I either normally use rice starch or potato starch and just a few teaspoons will do you.

Simmer slowly and enjoy the aroma till the veggies are soft.

Voila… serve in a bowl or to be creative in a bowl of carved bread.

Eat Healthy and enjoy,

Tammye Honey

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Bowties and Shrimp in Spinach Pesto made easy


Bowties with Shrimp in Spinach Pesto

Talk about an easy recipe.  I use the new Tupperware pasta maker since we are an authorized Tupperware Dealer http://www.emanthetupperwareman.com and you can store the extra bowties if any in the pasta maker in your fridge.  You only need your chopper and a frying pan so it is easy clean up after too…

Again I have a video so you can start and stop at your leisure…set to music so you can dance as you prepare your food.  This is one of my favorites and we have made with other types of fish and also chicken…

See the video here…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nefrCjG1x8&feature=plcp

3 tbsp. garlic minced in oil

1/4 cup walnuts

1 tsp crushed basil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp white pepper

chop together

add fresh spinach or 1 pkg of thawed and drained chopped spinach

chop together

1 pkg of De-veined shrimp (I leave tails on for ease of handling)

steam shrimp then add the pesto

steam adding one package of cherry tomatoes cut in half.

Cover and simmer in frying pan till done.

Enjoy…

Tammye Honey