Artichoke and Mussel Bisque Recipe
Fresh artichokes are simmered in heavy cream with onion and fennel bulb and then pureed to create the base for this soup which is garnished with fresh mussels cooked in white wine and butter.
I am not a huge mussel fan so I switched out for some butter sauted' shrimp instead.....mmmm nice flavor combo.
Rich, buttery soup with pieces of artichoke heart and oyster. If you love oysters or artichokes you can add half-again as much of these ingredients. You can also use 1 pint each heavy cream and half-half for a less rich soup. This soup does not freeze well so don't cook more than you can eat within a few days!
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