Lobster Bisque is perfect for Soup Season
As the weather gets cold and holiday season comes around, it is a sure sign that it is soup season! One of our favorite appetizers during Christmas and New Years is a hot lobster bisque. Pair this with a high end wagyu ribeye or another wagyu steak like our NY Strip Steak for the main course and you have yourself a meal for the ages. If you’re looking to cuddle up and just have a nice bowl of soup, it works great for that too!
The Only Lobster Bisque Recipe You’ll Ever Need!
You heard that right! This melt in your mouth lobster bisque recipe is sure to leave your guests asking for more. The recipe is served using a unique method of frothing the cream on top, which adds a nice layer of insulation to keep your lobster bisque hot while you serve. Follow along and you’ll never need another lobster bisque recipe. This is a beginner to intermediate recipe so follow along carefully.
Now, let’s get started on your lobster bisque. To start we’ll need to go over the few ingredients we will need to kick things off.
Frothy Lobster Bisque Ingredients
- 4 4-5oz Frozen Lobster Tails
- 8oz Cooked & Shelled Lobster Meat (Claw & Knuckle)
- 1/2 cup sliced carrots
- 1 diced sweet onion
- 1 handful of chopped fresh dill
- 1 cup of diced Yukon gold potatoes
- 3 cups of seafood stock
- 1 cup cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 3/4 cup of dry sherry
For the Froth
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- smoked paprika for dusting
This lobster bisque is a delicious, easy crowd pleaser and is somewhat simple to make. It is a rich recipe that is a sure way to please your family.
Lobster Bisque Preparation
You’ll want to start by removing the raw meat from the lobster tails. Simply cut the shell down the center and separate the meet from the base of the shell. Since you’ll be using our cooked and shelled lobster claw and knuckle meat there is no need to worry about cooking the claws, it is already done for you! Cut slices of carrots and dice your onion, dill & potatoes separately.
You will need a…
- Large Pot
- Mixing spoon
- Measuring Spoons & Measuring Cups
- Large Saucepan
- Large & Medium Bowl
- Sharp Knife
- Milk Frother (optional)
Prep Time: 10 minute prep
Cook: 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6 guests
Lobster Bisque Cooking Instructions
Add your seafood stock, carrots, and potatoes to a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for around 10 minutes until the vegetables soften, and strain the stock into a bowl. Separate the vegetables in a separate medium bowl.
In your large pot, add butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the lobster meat and shells into the pot and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until the shells turn red and the meat is only slightly opaque. Remove the lobster meat and place them on a cutting board. Cut the tail meat up and mix in some of the cooked lobster meat, but keep the full claws in tact. Remove the shells and discard.
Add the onions and thyme to the butter and olive oil mixture. Lightly season with salt and pepper and cook the onions for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the flower to create a thick roux. Cook the roux for 3-4 minutes until it starts to turn a golden brown, and add the tomato paste into the mixture. Stir well, cooking for another minute or two.
It is time to add in the sherry. Cook over a low boil until it is reduced by about half. Begin to add in the reserved stock you set aside earlier slowly, stirring while it is being added. Bring to a simmer and allow it to slightly thicken. Add in the lobster meat besides the claws you set aside.
Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool. It’s time to blend this mixture together. Carefully pour into a blender, and cover while holding a towel over the top. Blend on a low setting, slowly, until it is pureed. Once it has a nice consistency, pour back into the pot.
You’ll now want to stir in the cream on a low heat. Add salt & pepper to taste. Portion the soup out into bowls and begin to prepare your frothy topping. Add full claws for presentation on top of the soup, and add sprinkle fresh dill.
To Prepare the Froth
Use a milk frother to froth about 1/4 cup portions of cream. Once frothed, portion onto the soup servings, and lightly dusk with paprika for presentation.
Serve Your Happy Dinner Guests
You’re now ready to serve your dinner guests! This lobster bisque recipe is not only pleasing to look at, it will provide your dinner guests with an experience they are sure to not forget. It is also one of the most delicious recipes we’ve ever created here at Lobster Trader, and is quite a way to celebrate the season for soups! You can get all your lobster for this recipe here. When you buy lobster online at Lobster Trader, you will receive your lobster the next day and have can have it thawed out and ready to cook by night!
Looking for gift ideas this Christmas Season? Check out our friend Stephanie Forrer’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Food & Wine Lovers. She compiled a great list and we were lucky enough to be part of it! Remember if you buy lobster online from us it will ship out and arrive the next business day!