Rich and Creamy Lobster Bisque



Rich and Creamy Lobster Bisque

Picture this: a chilly evening, a crackling fireplace, and a steaming bowl of rich and creamy lobster bisque. This luxurious soup, with its velvety texture and the sweet essence of lobster, is the epitome of indulgence. Whether you’re preparing it for a special occasion or simply craving a taste of the sea, this lobster bisque recipe will transport your taste buds to a world of culinary delight.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the lobsters and cook for 8-10 minutes until they turn bright red. Remove the lobsters and let them cool.
  2. Once cooled, crack the lobster shells and remove the meat. Chop the lobster meat into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  3. In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir well to create a roux. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Pour in the white wine and stir, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Slowly add the seafood stock while stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  7. Add the lobster meat, bay leaf, and paprika to the pot. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the soup thickens and the flavors meld together.
  8. Stir in the heavy cream and let it simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  9. Season the bisque with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Remove the bay leaf and discard it.
  11. Ladle the rich and creamy lobster bisque into bowls, garnish with chopped chives, and serve hot.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Indulge in the opulence of this rich and creamy lobster bisque, a delectable seafood delight that’s perfect for special occasions or a comforting evening at home.

Nutrition: (per serving) Calories – 450, Total Fat – 30g, Cholesterol – 180mg, Sodium – 800mg, Total Carbohydrates – 16g, Protein – 25g

Imagine yourself savoring each spoonful of this exquisite lobster bisque, the delicate sweetness of the lobster dancing on your palate, and the creamy broth warming your soul. Whether you’re sharing it with loved ones or sipping it by the fire, this lobster bisque will elevate any dining experience. Treat yourself to a taste of luxury and create memories with this unforgettable dish.

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