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Seafood Bisque (DF & GF)

This creamy seafood bisque is dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly. It’s the perfect recipe for a dark, dreary, and damp day.

Seafood Bisque

Even if you aren’t sticking to the paleo diet, this Seafood Bisque recipe is the perfect fix for a dark, damp, and dreary day. The paprika, pepper, and alcohol (brandy or cognac) will warm you up from head to toe, and the coconut milk adds a touch of sweetness.

The other benefit of this tasty dish is that it is easy to make as part of a batch cook. So, if you’re looking to cook a dish that can comfort you all week long, give this seafood bisque a try.

Not dreary where you are? Try this  Lemon Herb Millet Salad .

Seafood Bisque (DF & GF)

  • 30m
  • 1h
  • 1h 30m


  • 1/4 lb wild shrimp
  • 1 qt chicken stock
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 c coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. cognac, or brandy
  • 7 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 c dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. arrowroot powder
  • 3 tbsp. filtered water
  • 1/4 lb crab meat, or lobster meat
  • 4 oz coconut milk


  1. Remove shrimp from shells. In a large saucepan, add shells and chicken stock. Simmer for 30 minutes while continuing with the recipe. Devein shrimp and mince; set aside.
  2. Finely dice the onion, carrot, and celery and mince the garlic.
  3. Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium high heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the cognac or brandy and cook until the alcohol has evaporated.
  5. Mix the diced tomatoes, paprika, thyme and ground pepper. Then pour the white wine slowly into mixture, stirring to release any flavorful brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  6. Strain chicken stock and discard shrimp shells. Add the stock to the tomato mixture and cook uncovered for 30 minutes under medium low heat, stirring frequently so as not to burn.
  7. Combine arrowroot and filtered water in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until smooth. Pour slurry into hot soup and stir to thicken slightly (you can add more of this mixture if you prefer a thicker bisque).
  8. Remove bisque from heat. Using an immersion blender puree the bisque until smooth.
  9. Replace bisque onto the stove over medium high heat and add the minced shrimp. Cook for a minute or two until the shrimp is opaque. Remove from heat. Add crab or lobster meat and coconut milk. Heat and serve. If the soup is too thick, thin it by stirring in a small amount of filtered water prior to serving.


  • 4
  • 342
  • 11g
  • 12g
  • 1g
  • 18g
  • 16g
  • 51mg
  • 4g
  • 1410mg

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