Washington Soups Recipe List

Tuscana West

1350 I Street, NW (Between 13th & 14th St.), Washington, DC 20005

Crema di Gamberi (Shrimp Bisque Soup)

6 Servings


1 Medium Onion, finely chopped
1 Stalk Celery, finely chopped
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 T Butter
46 oz Tomato Juice
1/4 C Heavy Cream
3 C Chicken Broth
To Taste Tabasco
1 lb Fresh Baby Shrimp, peeled and deveined
Parsley For Garnish


  • In a large saucepan, sauté onion, celery, red peppers and garlic in butter until tender.
  • Add tomato juice, heavy cream and basil.
  • Stir to mix well.
  • Add chicken broth and tabasco.
  • Simmer sauce over low heat about 15 minutes stirring occassionally.
  • Add shrimp.
  • When shrimp turns pink, remove from heat.
  • Serve in soup bowl and garnish with chopped parsley.

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