How to make Saffron And Prawn Bisque -

Saffron adds a special flavour and colour to this delicious soup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Saffron, Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा)

Cuisine : French

Course : Soups

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Saffron And Prawn Bisque

Saffron And Prawn Bisque Recipe Card


French cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices from France. At one time French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine.  It was in the 17th century that some chefs led a movement that developed France’s own indigenous style by shifting it away from its foreign influences. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles regionally and nationally, with many variations.
French cuisine was codified in the 20th century as the modern haute cuisine. Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines and its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education. 
French regional cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has its own distinctive cuisine.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Saffron And Prawn Bisque Recipe

  • Saffron 7-8 strands

  • Prawns peeled and deveined 8

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 4-5 cloves

  • Pumpkin sliced thinly 100 grams

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Carrots cut into roundels 2 medium

  • Leek chopped 1

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Prawn heads 20

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Celery chopped 2 inch piece

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic, pumpkin, onion, carrot and leeks and saute. Add bay leaf and continue to saute.

Step 2

Heat another pan. Add prawns heads and two cups of water and let it boil.

Step 3

Reduce heat and let it simmer. Place the prawns one on top of the other and wrap in a piece of aluminium foil drop this into the pan with prawn heads and water and let it cook.

Step 4

Add a cup of water to the vegetables and cook till soft. Add tomato along with celery, black peppercorns and salt. Mix and cook for one minute.

Step 5

Remove the bay leaf and transfer the mixture into a blender. Blend to a smooth pruee. Remove the scum from boiling prawn stock.

Step 6

Heat butter in another pan. Add refined flour and saute for one minute. Add prawn stock little by little and stir well to avoid lumps. Add the vegetable puree and cook for one to two minutes.

Step 7

Strain into a deep pan. Bring the mixture to a boil again. Transfer this into a serving dish. Unwrap the prawns and place it in the centre.

Step 8

Sprinkle saffron strands and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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