Shrimp quenelles in the Bisque sauce

Shrimp quenelles in the Bisque sauce



For 4 people


  • 500 grams of coldwater shrimps
  • 2 celery stems
  • 2 basil sprigs
  • 100 cL of double cream
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 30 cL of brandy
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 fennel
  • fresh ground pepper by taste
  • salt by taste
  • 50 cL of milk
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil
  • 80 grams of butter
  • 1 onion
  • 0.5 tsp of ground paprika
  • 100 cL of dry white wine

Shrimp quenelles in the Bisque sauce Directions

    Step one

  1. Defrost COLDWATER SHRIMPS, keeping thawed water. Peel shrimps, remove the heads and keep shells and heads aside for the sauce preparation. Heat olive oil in the skillet. Roast shrimp heads and shells to redness and the typical "strong" shrimp odor.
    Step two
    Cut vegetables into pieces. Crash garlic with a flat side of a knife.
    Add half of the prepared butter to the shrimp shells and heads, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes, and then add vegetables. Keep roasting and stirring for another 4-5 minutes, add tomato paste and brandy, stirring intensely for two more minutes. Pour wine and thawed water, left after defrosting shrimps (there will not be a lot of it). Cover with lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the basil, pepper, salt and paprika. Cook over low heat for another 10 minutes.
    Step three
    Drain off the resulting thick broth into the pan, wring shrimp shells and vegetables. Filter the sauce and keep it on the low heat to evaporate nearly by half. Heat the cream in a separate saucepan and also evaporate it to nearly 1/3.
    Combine cream and shrimp sauce.
    Step four
    To prepare the quenelles whip shrimps in a blender into puree. Heat the butter in a small dipper over a low heat, add flour and stir until flour and butter compound, pour the milk and mix. Remove from heat and add egg yolk. This is panada for thickening quenelles.
  2. Step five

  3. Combine shrimp puree with cooled panada. Spice with salt and ground pepper by taste.  Whip the glair and gently mix it with minced shrimps.  Form quenelles with two wet tablespoons and steam-cook them for five-seven minutes, or boil for one-two minutes.
    Serve quenelles with a sauce and white bread.
    Do not overcook quenelles as shrimps are already boiled, so the dish may become “rubber” if overcooked.