Lobster Bisque Recipe

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Lobster Bisque

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Ingredients

1.5 lb
lobster, cleaned
5 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/4 c
carrots, diced
1
onion, chopped
1/2
bay leaf
1/4 tsp
thyme
2
fresh parsley sprigs
3 Tbsp
cognac
1/3 c
white wine
1/2 c
chicken broth
1/4 c
flour
3 c
milk, heated to boiling
3 Tbsp
cream
red food coloring, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crack lobster claws and cut body and tail into four or five pieces.
2
Saute diced carrots and onion with 2 tablespoons butter for 5 minutes.
3
Add bay leaf, thyme, parsley and lobster; cook until lobster turns red, about 5 minutes.
4
Add 2 tablespoons cognac and ignite.
5
Add white wine and broth; simmer 20 minutes.
6
Remove meat from lobster, reserving shells and broth.
7
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan; add flour.
8
Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
9
Add 3 cups boiling milk all at once and whisk until smooth.
10
Crush lobster shells and add to sauce.
11
Add reserve broth with vegetables and simmer, covered, 1 hour; strain through a sieve.
12
Heat to boiling and add 3 tablespoons cream - You can add a few drops of red food coloring to give it that lovely pink color, if you wish.
13
Add the lobster, before serving, plus remaining cognac.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish Soups, Cream Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy