Lobster Bisque

18 Oct

My favourite dish to make is Lobster Bisque.  Now don’t let that name intimidate you.  It’s actually SUPER easy to make, and a huge crowd pleaser.  I got the recipe from a friend of mine, and have been making it for several years.  I’ve made it for family and friends, and one time I even cooked it for a swanky fundraising event that had around 70 people attending.  That was pretty fun!  I’d never seen that much lobster in my life before.

This recipe does take time to prepare, but it is SO worth the effort.

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small white onion
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 lobster tails, chopped
  • 1/2 lb chopped shrimp
  • 500 mL Half & Half
  • 1 tablespoon creole spices
  • 2-4 tablespoons sour cream (optional)

Heat butter over medium heat in a large saucepan.  Finely chop onion, celery and mince garlic.  Add veggies to saucepan and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Add flour, stir and simmer for 3 minutes.

Add chicken broth, lobster tails and shrimp.  Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally

Add half & half and creole spices.  Stir and simmer for 10 minutes.

Serve with a sour cream garnish, depending on taste.

One time I added green onions for a bit of colour:

As the weather starts to get cooler, I eat more and more soups.  This one is SUPER rich, and rather expensive to make, but it’s worth the cost every time.  Don’t skimp out and buy artificial lobster or shrimp – it’s worth the expense to get high quality ingredients.  If you live in the Lower Mainland, this should be very easy for you to find.  There are most likely some good options in your grocery store, or you can always buy from a local seafood market.  The first time I made this recipe, I’ll admit that I used lobster flavoured pollock, and it was good, but once I tried it with the real deal?  No way I’m ever going back.

4 Responses to “Lobster Bisque”

  1. frugalfeeding October 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Yummy – it must be so delicious!

  2. Healthy Living October 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    Excellent job. Thanks for sharing.

    Check out today’s recipe – Cheese Topped Vegetables


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