You are here: Home » Recipes » Cajun Shrimp Bisque Cajun Shrimp Bisque Recipe by DeeDee2012 Yield 4 to 6 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 1 pound shrimp shells (reserve shrimp for bisque)1/2 medium onion, sliced1 tablespoon peppercorns, whole black1 teaspoon kosher salt2 -- dried bay leaves1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin2 tablespoons fresh parsley6 cups water1 pound shrimp1/2 stick butter1/2 medium onion, finely diced2 stalks celery stalks, diced3 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons All-purpose flour2 tablespoons tomato paste1 teaspoon basil, dried1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning1/2 teaspoon everglades seasoning1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 teaspoon hungarian paprika3 cups half and half2 cups shrimp stock1 -- dried bay leaf3 tablespoons louisianna hot sauce1 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste3 -- green onions Instructions Add stock ingredients to water and bring to a boil; boil 20 to 30 minutes; remove from heat and strain. Discard solids reserving stock. In a large skillet melt butter; add onions, celery and garlic. Sauté until vegetable are tender about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add tomato paste and flour. Stir gently to coat vegetables. Add basil, Cajun seasoning, everglade seasoning, cayenne, and paprika. Add half and half & 2 cups of the stock; whisk until well combined. Return to heat; add bay leaf and hot sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add shrimp in the last 2 minutes. Shrimp will be pink when done. Remove from heat and add green onions. Taste test; add additional seasonings if desired. Serve with crusty bread or crackers.