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RECIPE # 3953 - SHRIMP BISQUE - Wednesday, February 21, 2007

RECIPE # 3953 - SHRIMP BISQUE - Wednesday, February 21, 2007

CREATED Feb 23, 2007

ANN COX/PURITY DAIRIES

2 T butter
1 medium red pepper
1 small onion
1 t minced garlic
2 T flour
2 c half and half
1-1/2 c milk
1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
1/2 lb. cooked shrimp, finely diced
1/2-1 t salt
1/4 t white pepper
Dash hot sauce
1/4 c sherry, optional

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Place pepper and onion in food processor and process vegetables until finely minced.  Add vegetables to saucepan and heat 3-5 minutes.  Stir in garlic and cook another 1-2 minutes.  Stir in flour and mix with vegetables and garlic.  Gradually add half and half and milk, stirring continually over medium-low heat.  Add tomato sauce and shrimp and stir.  Add salt, pepper and hot sauce.  Continue to cook over low heat until slightly thickened.  May stir in sherry the last 1-2 minutes of cooking,  if desired.  Yield:  6-8 servings.  Serve with crusty bread.