Shrimp Beer Bisque

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 38 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 213 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large white onion chopped
  • 1 Medium carrot chopped
  • 3 Celery ribs chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 32 oz. Seafood stock
  • 1 12 oz. bottle Lager beer
  • ¼ cup Tomato paste
  • ½ Tbsp Fresh tarragon chopped
  • ½ Tbsp Fresh Thyme chopped, plus additional for optional garnish
  • 1 tsp Ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. Cream cheese room temperature, cut into ½" pieces
  • 1 lb Wholey® 16-20 Ct. Tail-On Peeled & Deveined Shrimp thawed if necessary, tail shells removed


  • In large saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook 5 minutes or until tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Stir in stock, beer, tomato paste, tarragon, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper; heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cream cheese; simmer 7 minutes or until melted, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp; cook 5 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque throughout, stirring occasionally
  • With blender or stick blender, purée bisque until smooth. Makes about 10 cups.
  • Serve bisque garnished with thyme, if desired.



Serve bisque with sliced French baguette.
Keyword Kid Friendly, Shrimp