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October 19th is National Seafood Bisque Day
you're looking for something to do today then grab a spoon because it's
National Seafood Bisque Day! That's right; it's time for some
thicky thick soup! So let's get right into celebrating National
Seafood Bisque Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, soup is very easy to ingest and it warms you from the
inside out, so of course a lot of people love soup. But a soup is a bit
more filling when it's not just broth and with bisque you get a really
thick soup. So you have a soup that will fill you up and it's packed
with seafood? Hmm... that brings it into its own little demographic of
followers and I happen to be in that target demographic. When seafood
lovers unite, out pops a holiday! The word bisque comes from the
words bis cuites which means twice cooked. And that's a pretty literal
explanation as to what goes on with the seafood in the bisque. First
you sauté the seafood in its shell and then you simmer it in things
like a white wine, onions and butter. And at some point you're going to
want to add in your cream to really give it a soupy texture and keep it
nice and thick.
The most common types of seafood used are crab,
crayfish, shrimp or lobster. And as you simmer it, the seafood breaks
apart and is incorporated into the rest of the ingredients. So you
don't really end up with big hunks of meat, unless you pop in whole
shrimp as is. But some people will actually purée the seafood to be
sure that it's a smooth and creamy soup. Are you ready to eat?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, how many of you feel
like relaxing today? If you raised your hand then head on out to a
restaurant! But, you may want to call first to be sure that it's on the
menu. I'm not saying it's a really rare dish but some places might not
have it, so save yourself a little hassle and plan ahead. Because you
won't do much relaxing if you get seated and then can't find seafood
bisque on the menu. But hey, you can always opt for a canned
version. It's not going to be that fresh and it will have a lot of salt
and preservatives in it, but it's easy! You might even be able to wow
someone by quickly heating it up, tossing on a little garnish and
serving it to them with a smile. But don't smile too much or they will
realize something is up!
But why don't you just make some
yourself? It's really not that hard to do since you can buy a lot of
the seafood pre-cooked. That means to you get to skip the sautéing!
Plus, you can pick out which type of seafood you want to include and
you can add in a really fancy white wine too. You control what goes
into your soup, so that ultimately you can control what goes into you.
And if you're not a sneaky little canned soup trickster, then now would
be the time to impress someone with your cooking skills! Have a
great day and elbows off the table!