Low Carb Keto Spicy Shrimp Bisque

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Briana

Last updated on December 15th, 2020

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This Low Carb Keto Spicy Shrimp Bisque is a creamy, seafood lovers delight, with a little kick! Packed with flavor, fresh herbs and spices, and loaded with cream, this soup feels and tastes like a fancy, restaurant quality dish. You can make it at home for any special occasion, or if you’re just craving something truly yummy! Not your average seafood bisque!


bowl of creamy and spicy shrimp bisque with fresh dill

Now, we loooove soup and seafood, but we have to admit, we have always been a bit intimidated by seafood bisque recipes. We realize that there are a lot of ingredients, but we promise, this soup delivers a major punch of flavor and is worth the extra effort. A couple years ago, we hosted a lobster dinner party for a couple of friends, made this soup and they were completely in awe. Since then, we’ve made the recipe over an over again, and in fact, we updated it from our original posting date back in 2018.

After scouring through countless recipes, we got a good idea of what an “average”  shrimp bisque should look like. Then, we added some spice. (Of course, does anyone know Chamere?!) The result? Delicious. We are so proud to serve this on our dinner table. 

We can assure you that if you can read a recipe, and commit to prepping all of your ingredients before starting, that this soup will be so much easier than you anticipated. Although this soup is a medium difficulty one, it’s truly worth it. Our friends loved it. This keto shrimp bisque will be the star of any dinner table.

Here’s What We Used For This Low Carb Keto Spicy Shrimp Bisque:​

Low Carb Keto Spicy Shrimp Bisque

How To Make Shrimp Stock:

Shrimp stock is easy to make. You can just peel off the shrimp shells, and toast them until they turn a bright orange color in a stock pot. We usually add in a little bit of garlic, as well as maybe some scraps of celery, carrots, onions and a couple of bay leaves, along with some salt and pepper. Add a few cups of water, then simmer for about 10 minutes, or until you achieve your desired level of shrimp flavor. Then, strain away the shells and extra bits. Discard, then, there you have it!

Should I Use Fresh Herbs For This Keto Shrimp Bisque?

You could technically use all dry herbs and spices for this soup, but we love using some fresh thyme, oregano, and especially fresh dill. If you only have dried spices and herbs, that should be totally fine. You can use about 1 teaspoon each of dried dill, oregano and thyme. We do recommend using fresh dill and thyme if you can.

two bowls of spicy shrimp bisque with dill and thyme

How to Best Reheat This Keto Spicy Shrimp Bisque:

To reheat this keto shrimp bisque, you will want to simmer it on stovetop until it is just heated through. Because it’s packed with cream, you don’t want to heat it too quickly or too much, because it will just make the cream curdle. You also have to worry about the shrimp. Please note that every time you reheat this soup, the shrimp will cook further, making it tougher. You could set the shrimp aside when you heat up the broth, then just add it back into the hot soup for about a minute before eating again. Over all, this soup is truly best when it’s served hot and fresh.

glorious bowl of seafood soup with fresh herbs

Can I Cook Shrimp Separately For Topping The Bisque?:

Yes! Another option for the best tasting (and best looking) shrimp bisque would be to reserve some of the uncooked shrimp by not cooking them in the soup. You can set them aside, dry them off, and then sprinkle with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and a little cayenne. Then, cook them in a hot skillet with a little olive oil. Now, you can top your soup with these gorgeous morsels. Drizzle the olive oil you cooked the shrimp in and voila!

beautiful bowl of shrimp seafood soup with dill and thyme

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How to Make This Low Carb Keto Spicy Shrimp Bisque:

In a stock pot or dutch oven, add your butter and olive oil, then add in your diced onions, and celery. Add a pinch of salt and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add in your garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Now, put the minced fresh herbs into the pot (dill, thyme and oregano) and cook for another minute.

Next, add in your tomato paste and cook until the red color deepens, along with your dry spices (red pepper flakes and cayenne) cook for about 1 minute. Now, add in your tomato paste and cook (stirring frequently) for about 2 minutes. Next, add in your wine and Worcestershire sauce, cook for about 5 minutes to cook off the alcohol. Pour in the seafood stock. Warm the stock mixture for about 3 minutes.

Add the warmed stock with vegetables into a blender, or use an immersion blender to puree it until silky smooth. Once pureed, add in the grated parmesan cheese, and heavy whipping cream. Stir to warm and melt the cheese, until the mixture is silky smooth.

Add most of your shrimp to the pot and simmer in the soup until the shrimp is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. If desired, set aside a few shrimp, dry them off, and then sprinkle with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and a little cayenne. Cook them off in a hot skillet with a little olive oil.

Before serving, remove the bay leaves. Top the bowls with cooked shrimp, and garnish with fresh dill and thyme. Serve and enjoy!

If you get a chance to try this recipe, let us know what you think, would ya?! Leave us a comment, or catch up with us on Facebook or Instagram, or pin to your favorite Pinterest board for later. We love sharing your versions of our creations over on Instagram @afullliving!

bowl of shrimp bisque

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Briana & Chamere

Low Carb Keto Spicy Shrimp Bisque
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This Low Carb Keto Spicy Shrimp Bisque is a creamy, seafood lovers delight, with a little kick! Packed with flavor, fresh herbs and spices, and loaded with cream, this soup feels and tastes like a fancy, restaurant quality dish. You can make it at home for any special occasion, or if you're just craving something truly yummy! Not your average seafood bisque!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Cajun, French
Keyword: easy keto, holiday, low carb, Seafood, shrimp, Soup
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 499 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 oz unsalted butter
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 sprigs fresh dill (or about 1 tsp dried)
  • 5 sprigs fresh oregano (or about 1 tsp dried)
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme (or about 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 2 cups seafood stock (homemade or store bought)
  • 32 oz raw shrimp
  • 3 whole bay leaves
  • 4 oz fresh grated parmesan
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Peel the shrimp and discard the shells, unless you are making your own seafood stock. Set peeled shrimp aside.

  2. In a stock pot or dutch oven, add your butter and olive oil, then add in your diced onions, and celery. Add a pinch of salt and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add in your garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Now, put the minced fresh herbs into the pot (dill, thyme and oregano) along with your dry spices (red pepper flakes and cayenne) cook for about 1 minute.

  3. Now, add in your tomato paste and cook (stirring frequently) for about 2 minutes. Next, add in your wine and Worcestershire sauce, cook for about 5 minutes to cook off the alcohol. Pour in the seafood stock.

  4. Add the warmed stock with vegetables into a blender, or use an immersion blender to puree it until silky smooth. Once pureed, add in the grated parmesan cheese, and heavy whipping cream. Stir to warm and melt the cheese, until the mixture is silky smooth.

  5. Add most of your shrimp to the pot and simmer in the soup until the shrimp is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. If desired, set aside a few shrimp, dry them off, and then sprinkle with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and a little cayenne. Cook them off in a hot skillet with a little olive oil.

  6. After soup is done, remove the bay leaves, top with cooked shrimp, garnish with fresh dill and thyme. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Macros: These macros are estimated via MyFitnessPal and provided as a courtesy, we cannot guarantee the accuracy. 

Makes 8 servings per batch, 499 calories per serving, 36g fat, 35.6g protein, 5.1g sugar, 7.3g total carbs, 1.3g fiber, making 6g net carbs. 

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