Recipe by Michelle Chen
"A rich and delicious soup perfect for those special occasions."
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raw lobster tail
green onions, chopped
whole black peppercorns
2 1/2 cups
1 3/4 cups
chopped fresh tarragon
What a fantastic bisque. I scaled it to 8 servings and it made more like 12. A couple of things that would make this soup a little faster to prepare..... Tie the parsely, bay leaf, peppercorns and lobster shells into cheesecloth and drop into soup when called for. Then you can just remove later. Secondly, you can use a submersion blender to puree the soup before adding the sherry and cream. This will give it a more traditional bisque look also. Great Soup!
I may be the odd ball here, but this was not very good at all. Seems like it had too much tomato in it. The tomato way overpowered everthing else. It was just tomato soup with other stuff in it. My husband will eat almost anything. He didn't eat this.
I used diced canned tomatoes and pureed them, added it to the soup and tasted it, it was wonderful. I didn't have enough tomatoes to measure what the recipe called for so I said the heck with it, I'll add some tomato sauce. I learned a lesson. DON'T ADD TOMATO SAUCE! It makes it taste like tomato soup. But it was excellent with just the pureed diced tomatoes.
This was delicious! I used wild slipper Lobster meat with no shell and instead of fish stock I used "Better than Boullion" Lobster base that I found at my local fish market. There is no fussing with the shells and the lobster was quite a bit less expensive too! Bon apetite. This makes closer to 6 servings.
Delectable, is what I would call this smooth and tasty recipe. I'm a good cook and I've never had the chance to make such a delicous lobster bisque such as this. My husband enjoyed it so much that he couldn't stop raving about it. Although, it takes a while to make but it's worth the wait.
There is a lovely little restaraunt in Austin that makes a similar bisque. After tasting their bisque, I went on a quest to find the recipe. Well, the quest has ended. This is a top rated bisque.
I had to tweek a bit due to what I had on hand but this ended up first rate. I used Better than Boullion Lobster Base, check Whole Foods, Central Market, or the like. (Don't even think about using the recipe on the jar) Use glass jar tomatoes or fresh to avoid the horrible "tin" taste, the skin and seeds strain out with everything else. I ended up with a bit more sherry and used half and half instead of heavy cream and fresh grated nutmeg then added a wee dash of cayenne, easy does it, the hot did intensify but added so much to the end result. I forgot to buy fresh tarragon so I added a pinch of dried every so often during the cooking process not wanting to over do it.I cannot wait to make this again.
This recipe was easy and delicious, although I don't think it was thick enough. I left out the green onions and used a bit more lobster. Also, I added some chicken stock for flavor. Next time I will reduce the stock longer (I let it go for 1h15m and it still was a bit to thin).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lobster Bisque I
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 489
** Calories from Fat: 265
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