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Close up of seafood bisque in a bowl with a piece of crusty bread dipping into it.
Seafood Bisque
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

This easy Seafood Bisque is loaded with 3 types of seafood! It's full of flavor and easy enough for a weeknight meal but special enough for all your special occasions.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy seafood bisque, quick seafood bisque
Servings: 6
Calories: 1104 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 1 cup (226g) butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup (65g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 quart (945ml) heavy cream
  • 1 quart (945ml) whole milk
  • pounds (680g) raw seafood of choice
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven melt the butter. Sautee the onion and garlic until the onion starts to soften. Whisk in the flour, tomato paste, cajun seasoning, and Old Bay seasoning. Slowly whisk in the cream and milk.

  2. Bring the soup to a boil and stir in the seafood. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes
  1. Use any seafood you choose. I used lump crab, bay scallops, and medium shrimp 1/2 pound each in this recipe. You can also use lobster or any firm fish. If your seafood is NOT raw add it towards the end of cook time just to heat it through. Don't overcook the seafood or it will be tough. 
  2. STORAGE: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat gently on the stove to prevent curdling. 
  3. FREEZER FRIENDLY: freeze completely cooled soup in a freezer container for up to 4 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and reheat gently on the stove to prevent curdling. 
  4. WHAT TO SERVE: Serve with a side salad, crusty bread, and white wine. 
Nutrition Facts
Seafood Bisque
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 1104 Calories from Fat 873
% Daily Value*
Fat 97g149%
Saturated Fat 60g375%
Cholesterol 536mg179%
Sodium 536mg23%
Potassium 640mg18%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 469mg47%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.