National Seafood Bisque Day
On October 19, each year, National Seafood Bisque Day is celebrated where seafood lovers get delightful and hot food. Bisque is a kind of soup made from seafood such as shrimps, crab, lobster, etc.
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Why National Seafood Bisque Day?
October 19 is a good time to serve hot and delicious seafood meals. It is celebrated by seafood lovers where they enjoy a bowl of creamy soup. It is overwhelming to see how Seafood Bisque is celebrated with so many people coming together and enjoying a happy meal. Bisque is made with shellfish and originated back in the 17th century. At that time, people were not very fond of such soup, and because of this, it did not get much hype. But after some alterations made by adding some spicy herbs to this meal, people went crazy for this creamy soup.
Bisque is derived from Biscay, in the particular Bay of Biscay. Yet, the crustaceans are known as bis cuites which means ‘twice cooked.’ It is mainly an analogy referred to as a Biscuit. And this refers to the bisque being cooked twice. This is so because at first, they are sautéed minimally in their shells, and with the help of wine and scented ingredients, they are festered before they are strained, and at the end, the cream is added into it. In other words, the word ‘Bisque’ is also referred to as a smooth, creamy soup of French origin. It is served along with a chunk of bread which gives it an elegant taste. Seafood bisque is made from seafood like lobster, shrimp, crab, crayfish, etc. A bowl of soup which is made with the spiciness of rich flavors!
This day is celebrated to aware people about the originality of the seafood and the appetizing meals made from sea animals.
How can we observe National Seafood Bisque Day?
There are a variety of recipes that can be made with sea animals. You can experiment with different sea animals like shrimp, crab, lobster, etc., to make new dishes and add something new to every dish to observe National Seafood Bisque Day. It can be a mixture of herbs from different cultures, or you can try making your taste by adding maybe eggs in it or something else. Additionally, you can also look at online videos, which will guide you with each step.
Inviting your friends, relatives, or family to celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day will make this day unforgettable where you can click any picture of your food together with the guests and post it on social media with a hashtag #SeafoodBisqueDay, and show the world that you celebrate this day along with them. Moreover, you can also post your video of making the dish where people worldwide will try and celebrate this day.
Make your recipe of Seafood Bisque and have it with your guests and a baked baguette, which tastes very tasty with the creamy soup.
Always mention #SeafoodBisqueDay and #NationalSeafoodBisqueDay whenever you are posting anything on your social media about this day, be it a picture of your recipe, a selfie with your friends and family, a video of your recipe.
There were numerous stories about Bisque. A long time ago, in the 18th century, plenty of Shellfish was found in France and America. At that time, Bisque was thought to be a poverty food, and if it was served twice a week to a servant, they are not eligible to work with you. Gradually, there was an extinction of lobster and shellfish which resulted in a rise in the dish’s cost. Today, sea animals like lobster and shellfish are costly compared with other sea animals in the market.
Interesting facts about National Seafood Bisque Day
Following are some of the very interesting and memorable facts about National Seafood Bisque Day which will blow your mind-
- Bisque is known to be a portion of very delicious yet simple food.
- People who are wine addicts or wine lovers should try Gewurztraminer with Bisque as it adds a new flavor to the dish.
- Apart from Shellfish Bisque, there are also Crab Bisque, Lobster Bisque, Shrimp Bisque, and much more. The recipes of all are quite similar, but their taste may vary.
- There was a time when lobster and shellfish were taken as a poverty food.
- You can also find Bisque without seafood, which is a creamy smooth soup where spicy herb ingredients are added.
- It can be served as a starter.
History of National Seafood Bisque Day:
There is no history about National Seafood Bisque Day except that Bisque was found in the 17th century. It is made with seafood mixed with various ingredients and is a shellfish found in America and France. Later in the 19th century, a famous chef found a much more attractive sea animal- lobster, which tastes very crunchy. Also, Seafood Bisque was majorly loved by English and French colonists.