Hiking Crayfish Bisque

First catch your crayfish…Once again here’s a delicious soup to cook in the wild after you have been doing a spot of fishing. Naturally it uses only dried, concentrated and lightweight ingredients. I based it on a traditional bisque recipe we have eaten for years but with ultralight ingredients. My tastes run to peppery and my wife is a lover of tomato flavour, so at just these proportions the dish may be a little intense for you (or not enough), so you can play with the proportions a bit until you get it just right. I hope you enjoy it.

To 1 Litre of water add:

10 teaspoons of milk powder ie 1/2 cup (add cold and stir in – it mixes better)

1 x 40 gram packet Continental French Onion Soup (NB low salt is good)

1 50 gram sachet of tomato puree (to taste)

1 small cubes or 1 teaspoon of chicken stock

1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper (to taste)

1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder

Bring to the boil. Simmer 3-4 minutes Stir occasionally.

Then add:

200 gram can of shrimp (if you don’t have a cray). A 100 gram can of tuna will do in a pinch!

1 x 85 gram packet of Magi 2 minute noodles well broken up (into 1 cm lengths)

Simmer a further 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve & enjoy.

PS: If you prefer slightly stronger tastes try adding another sachet of tomato paste and 1 Teaspoon (to taste) of sweet paprika.


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