Bisque

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A thick soup that may be prepared with a cream or water base cooked in a chicken or seafood broth. Smooth and rich in taste, a Bisque is made with pureed ingredients however, this soup will often contain small bits of the foods used to flavor the soup such as seafood or vegetables. When preparing a Bisque, the main ingredients such as seafood or vegetables are sauteed first and then cooked within the soup base as it cooks. Additional ingredients may be added that could include potatoes, oinions, carrots, celery, crushed garlic, cooking sherry, seasonings, and spices.

In addition to being served as a soup, a Bisque may also be used to make a sauce for casseroles, meats, and side dishes made with grains. A few of the most common varieties of Bisque include seafood, lobster, shrimp, crab, crayfish, tomato, squash, and mushroom Bisque.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup (8 fl oz)
Calories96
Protein1g
Total Fat1g
Total Carbohydrates18g
Dietary Fiber0g
Potassium325mg
Sodium816mg
Cholesterol4mg
Serving Size1 cup (8 fl oz)
Calories50
Protein0g
Total Fat1g
Total Carbohydrates9g
Dietary Fiber0g
Potassium169mg
Sodium424mg
Cholesterol2mg
Serving Size1 cup (8 fl oz)
Calories79
Protein2g
Total Fat2g
Total Carbohydrates11g
Dietary Fiber0g
Potassium241mg
Sodium442mg
Cholesterol9mg

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