Classic Lobster Bisque

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Lobster Bisque is a classic entrée of French origin.
It's a creamy, smooth and flavorful soup based on a strained broth from lobsters. But you could also use the same method with crabs, shrimps or crayfish.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Served As: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: French
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury
Calories 283 kcal
Servings 6


  • 4 Lobster tail
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion finely chop
  • 2 Carrot peeled & chopped
  • 2 Celery stalk nicely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme fresh, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Tarragon fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 1/4 cup White wine
  • 4 Seafood stock lobster stock
  • 1 cup Heavy cream


  • Fill a pot with 6 cups of water, stir with 1 tsp of sea salt. Bring it to boil.
  • Put your lobster tails, cover with lid & let your water boil for 5-6 minutes.
  • After you see your lobster is getting bright red in color remove it from water and let it cool for awhile whereas keep your water on a same pot.
  • Roast the head and tail of lobster at 180 degree for 8-10 minutes. After that add your lobster shell on a same water of lobster. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and let it simmer for a 15minutes to extract as much flavors as you can.
  • Besides, take the meat of lobster and start chopping in a bite sized then refrigerate.
  • Take a large pot, put it on a low flame. Add lob of butter and touch of oil on it to balance the temperature.
  • The mirepoix like carrot, celery, onion & fresh herbs add on a pot stirring occasionally to sweat it out.
  • Season your mirepoix with salt & pepper, garlic mince then cook it till its golden in color for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste mixing with rest of the vegetables. Add flour to coat the veggies for almost 2 minutes.
  • Put 1 cup of white wine, cook it on a slow fire and till it reduces to half.
  • Cook with wine for 30 minutes until the liquid has been thicker slightly and flavors have been blended.
  • Take off from the heat, transfer mixture to a blender and blend it smoothly.
  • After blended pass it through a sieve . Then put the mixture again on a clean pot then add cream stirring frequently.
  • Finish your bisque with seasoning and balancing the consistency of the liquid not too thick and not so thinner.

Recipe Notes

  • The recipe above need more attention while you prepare at home.
  • Its a moderate type of recipe not so easiest and neither too hard.
  • If you are seafood or lobster fan definitely you are going to love it.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4291IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg

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