Monday, October 19th, was National Seafood Bisque Day. Even though it was a couple of days ago, we like to celebrate bisque at anytime of the year. Although bisque is always a popular favorite, autumn is perhaps the best time to enjoy a creamy bowl of deliciousness.

What is bisque? Bisque is a thick, rich soup made with cream and, oftentimes, with a touch of sherry. It is a highly seasoned soup with its origin In France.

Bisque is a bit different than chowder, which is a thinner soup not made with cream or sherry, but with pork fat back. Bisque is also considered to be a bit more “elegant” than traditional chowders.

The most popular types of seafood bisque are Crab Bisque, Lobster Bisque, and Shrimp Bisque.

Quaker Valley Foods is one of the largest suppliers of seafood products in the mid-Atlantic. We offer crab, shrimp and lobster in a wide variety of products to suit any taste.

As October is National Seafood Month, we are offering many deals on the most popular seafood products packaged in either retail bags, or in boxes by the bulk. Take a look at this month’s special “Q Deals” to help you prepare any of the meals pictured below. Click on the image of the meals that appeal to you to be directed to its recipe. And remember to get in touch with your Quaker valley Foods sales representative to inquire about price and availability.

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