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Old 01-17-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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I am planning on making a shrimp bisque for the first time. I have found several recipes that contain brandy and/or sherry. Which is better to use - brandy or sherry or both?
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Durham
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As long as there's lots of heavy cream; it really doesn't matter. If I had to pick one; sherry is probably the more traditional.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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I wouldn't bother with either one. Shrimp is flavorful enough on it's own. But if I had to use one or the other, I'd go with sherry, too.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've had it with sherry, so I know that's good. I've never had it with brandy.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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I've had it with sherry as well. To me that seems the more common or popular choice.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Sunny Arizona
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I would have said Sherry right off the bat, but you got me curious about the brandy and so I started poking around. I was surprised to find so many recipes! Cream and brandy do go well together. I wouldn't use both, but pick one. They're both bound to be good, the brandy the more unique choice.
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