Simple Lobster Bisque

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With a couple of leftover lobsters from a party, I made this delicious bisque for my hubby! Not fast but easy and delicious!

How to Make Simple Lobster Bisque


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This is kind of a fun post!  Why?  Well this is actually the very first recipe I ever posted on Spend With Pennies oh so long ago!  :)  Of course, we’ve enjoyed this crazy delicious recipe so many times since!

Simple Lobster Bisque

With a couple of leftover lobsters from a party, I made this delicious bisque for my hubby! Not fast but easy and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb cooked lobster meat (with shells if possible)
  • 1/4 cup butter , divided
  • 1/2 cup onion , divided
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes Tobasco sauce
  • 1.3 cup cooking sherry
  • 3/4 teaspoon dired thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 oz tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half (or light cream)

Directions:

  1. Remove the meat from the shells and set aside.
  2. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan. Add shells and 1/4 cup onion and cook over medium heat until fragrant and lightly browned. Add chicken broth and simmer 10 minutes. Strain and set aside.
  3. Melt remaining butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add white wine and cook until almost evaporated. Add Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce and cook until almost evaporated.
  4. Stir in sherry, thyme, bay leaf, and tomato paste. Simmer 15 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Add in cream and lobster meat and heat over medium heat until hot. Serve immediately.
  6. Place olive oil in a pan with lobster shells and brown shells over medium-high heat (10-15 min).  Add all remaining ingredients except cream.  Simmer, half covered, 30-40 minutes.  Strain with cheesecloth and “press” on solids to remove all liquids.  Return to pot, add cream and simmer 5 minutes.  Put reserved meat into a bowl and ladle hot bisque over top.  Enjoy!

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Since we had a few extra lobsters left from our recent lobster dinner (you may have seen on Instagram!) I decided to take a couple of updated photos!  This recipe has been made so many times so there have been a few tweaks but overall its the same and always rich and amazing!

 

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

2 comments on “Simple Lobster Bisque”

  1. looks so yummy.. will be great this winter!!

  2. MMMMmmm! Looks fantastic. I love bisque, I always thought it would be more complicated to make. On my “Must try” list for sure!

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