Rich and Creamy Lobster Bisque

There’s nothing quite as indulgent and comforting as a bowl of rich and creamy lobster bisque. This classic French soup is a culinary masterpiece that combines the delicate flavors of lobster with the velvety smoothness of a well-crafted broth. Whether you’re preparing it for a special occasion or simply craving some gourmet goodness, this lobster bisque recipe will delight your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 2 lobsters (about 1 1/2 pounds each)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups fish stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add lobsters and cook for 8-10 minutes until they turn bright red. Remove lobsters and let them cool. Once cooled, remove the meat from the shells and chop it into small pieces. Set aside.
  2. In the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and flour, cooking for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the white wine, scraping the bottom of the pot to deglaze it. Cook until the wine has reduced by half.
  5. Add the fish stock, lobster meat, and paprika. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. Alternatively, you can transfer the soup to a blender in batches, then return it to the pot.
  7. Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Ladle the rich and creamy lobster bisque into bowls, garnish with fresh chives, and serve hot. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Indulge in the luxurious flavors of the sea with this decadent Rich and Creamy Lobster Bisque. With its velvety texture and exquisite taste, it’s the perfect soup for special occasions or when you simply want to treat yourself to something extraordinary.

Nutrition: (Per Serving) Calories: 340, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 21g

Savor the elegance of this lobster bisque, and let its rich and creamy essence transport you to a culinary paradise. Whether you’re serving it as an appetizer at a dinner party or enjoying it on a cozy evening at home, this recipe is sure to impress and satisfy even the most discerning palates.