Christmas Recipes

Lobster Bisque


2 1-lb. cooked lobsters
1 cup lobster stock
4 tbsp. clarified butter
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 med. minced onion
1 each bay leaf
1 lg. minced carrot
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 tsp. chopped garlic clove
1/4 cup brandy
1 stalk minced celery
2 cups heavy cream
2 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 cup dry sherry
salt and pepper to taste


Remove all meat and tamalley from lobster shell. Place in bowl and chill. Chop lobster shells as fine as possible. Heat a medium size saute pan until hot and add butter. As butter starts to smoke, add shells, reduce heat and cook shells for 1-2 minutes tossing the shell pie fragments frequently. Add all the minced vegetables and garlic and cook for 5 more minutes. Slowly sprinkle in the flour and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer everything into a 2 quart saucepan and deglaze the saute pan with the sherry adding everything to the saucepan. Heat the mixture until hot then slowly add the lobster stock until the soup thickens. Add the tomato paste, thyme, bay leaf, and paprika.

Makes 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min

Added On: 2005-10-26
Submitted By: anonymous
Filed under the following categories:
¬ Lobster ¬ Dinner

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