We all heard about French lobster bisque but for home cooking, how many of us would really spend a fortune to buy lobsters for making the bisque?Actually we can use the affordable middle prawns as alternative to make a prawn bisque and it tastes alike the high end lobster bisque!
蕃茄中蝦濃湯 Prawn Bisque
The savory prawns go well with the sweetness of vegetables. It’s very satisfying being able to have this soup at home!
Prawns were fried with butter so they’re rich and crunchy
We bought 2 dishes of middle prawns from wet market. It’s just HK$40, what a good deal!
Ingredients: 10+ medium prawns, tomato, carrot, onion, Chinese celery and parsley
Take off the shells from the prawns first
Chop all the other ingredients
Pour oil into a pan and heat it with low heat. Add the onion and cook until it turns translucent
Throw tomato, carrot and Chinese celery in
Set the stir-fried ingredients in bowl
Saute the prawn shells
Flavour the shells with ketchup
When the shells are aromatic, pour boiled water in and briefly simmer
Get all ingredients ready
After putting all ingredients together, pour 500ml of fish stock. Switch on middle heat until boiled and then turn to low heat to simmer for an hour
Meanwhile, saute the prawn with butter
After an hour, take out all ingredients
The colour is there but the body is still thin
We can thicken the soup with a mixture of flour and water
Lastly, add the fried prawns back to the soup. Boil it and season it with salt
Don’t miss the oil dripped from the prawns, it’s very aromatic!
Our cats are happy whenever they can have prawns shared
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