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