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Southwestern Bisque May 9, 2012

Filed under: Main Dishes & Sandwiches — lowfatdiva @ 12:14 pm
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The word is out that in Michigan is going to be cold again this week so what better time than to make this rich bisque that actually combines both Cajun and Mexican flavors.  It’s very simple and the taste is out of this world.     Enjoy!  For comments/questions email me ramona@lowfatblog.com

Southwestern Bisque

1 small onion chipped

1 Tlb. olive oil

2 garlic cloves minced

1-2 Tlb. flour

1 cup water

1/2 cup no fat half and half

2 tsp chicken bouillon granules

1 Tlb chili powder

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp. ground coriander

1/2 lb. uncooked medium shrimp that have been peeled

1/2 cup low/no fat sour cream

chopped fresh cilantro

In a small saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender.  Add garlic, cook 1 minutes longer. Stir in the flour until blended (you are making a rue). s Stir n water, half and half and bouillon.  Once that is mixed together well (I whisk it) then add seasonings.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and cover to simmer for about 5 minutes.  Cut the shrimp in half and add to soup.  Simmer for 5 -7 min or until shrimp turns pink. Do not over cook or they will be rubbery.  Place sour cream in a separate bowl, carefully add the hot soup stirring constantly.  Transfer the soup back into the pan and heat through on low heat.  Do not boil .  Place in small bowls and top with cilantro.

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