main course · soups

Chilli prawn and fish bisque

Stock 2 cups prawns (shell for stock and the meat for the soup)
1 onion
1 leek white
1 carrot
1 clove garlic
1 bay leaf
2 sprigs thyme
1 teaspoon tarragon
salt and pepper
800 ml water

1 onion
400 grams tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1 large red chilli
300 grams white fish

Peel the prawns and refrigerate the meat while you make the bisque with the shells. Crush the shells in a heavy based pot with a meat mallet and add the roughly chopped onion, leek, carrot, garlic and tarragon. Sauté with the oil for about 4 minutes over a low heat until the vegetable have softened, if you were planning on using the bisque as a sauce add a few tablespoons of flour now to thicken it) add the water and salt and pepper and simmer for 30 minutes. Leave to cool and infuse for a few hours and strain.

Finely chop the onion, garlic and chilli and sauté in a little oil, add the stock and tomatoes and simmer for about 30 minutes, puree and bring back to a gentle simmer add the prawns and fish and simmer for 2 minutes or until the fish is just cooked season and serve with crusty bread.

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