Special occasions

Lobster Bisque

Recipe: Lobster Bisque

Lobster Bisque is a rich and creamy soup that has become a classic in fine dining restaurants. It is known for its luxurious texture and succulent flavor that is derived from the lobster meat. The soup is made with a blend of lobster meat, cream, and aromatic vegetables such as onions, celery, and carrots. This recipe is perfect for special occasions or when you want to indulge in a fancy meal.

Personal Story

I first tasted Lobster Bisque at a fancy restaurant in New York City. I was blown away by the rich and creamy flavor of the soup. It was a cold winter evening, and the warmth of the soup was comforting and satisfying. I decided to recreate the recipe at home, and after a few attempts, I finally got it right. Now, it's one of my favorite dishes to make for special occasions.


  • 2 lobsters, about 1 1/2 pounds each
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 4 cups chicken or seafood broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cook the lobsters in boiling water for 10-12 minutes until they turn bright red. Remove from the water, and let them cool.
  2. Remove the meat from the lobsters and chop it into small pieces. Set aside.
  3. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Saute for 10 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Add the tomato paste and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add the brandy and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the alcohol evaporates.
  6. Add the broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour it back into the pot.
  8. Add the lobster meat and cream to the pot. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the soup is heated through.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve the soup hot with a sprinkle of fresh parsley on top.

Serving Suggestions

Lobster Bisque is perfect for special occasions such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Valentine's Day. It's also great as a starter for a fancy dinner party. Serve it with crusty bread or oyster crackers for a complete meal.

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