Instead of sautéing the shrimp, you can add them raw to the bisque. Simmer for 2 or 3 minutes depending on size.
It’s easy to make a bouquet garni: simply tie together sprigs of fresh herbs from your garden or the market.
All you have to do is make a tight bundle of sprigs of parsley, thyme, rosemary and summer savory, about 7.5 cm (3 inches) long by 2 cm (3/4 inch) thick. Add 4 or 5 dried or fresh bay leaves and tie the whole bundle with kitchen string.
Hang to dry or use fresh.
Perfect for flavouring soups, broths and stews.