Creole Shrimp and Lobster Bisque Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 40 MINUTES

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  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon Paula Deen's Creole Blend Seasoning
  • 1/2 lb steamed medium size fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined, steamed and chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 steamed fresh lobster tails


Remove lobster meat from shell; coarsely chop and set aside.


In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth; cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.


Add lobster meat and shrimp. Stir in half-and-half and Creole seasoning; cook for 10 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately.


For the "Sour Dough Bread Bowl"


Hollow out the bread, according to how much of the bisque you wish to put in there. Brush the bread with olive oil as a seal. Place in a 350° oven for 12-15 minutes at most.

Creole Shrimp and Lobster Bisque


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