My Anniversary Lobster Bisque

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

The original recipe for this Bisque came from one of my cookbooks called A 1 Steak Sauce Favorites. I love this little book with it's very simple yet great tasting recipes.

I first used this book in 2006 on my first Wedding Anniversary, & decided to recreate some of the memories from the menu with a few new ones added in.

This simple yet elegant recipe is so great & flavorful, not to mention quick, & easy. I am sure you will love it as much as we did. I used Shrimp to keep the cost down on an already expensive dinner. This was my husbands first time having it & he LOVED IT. GIVE IT A TRY


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4 AVERAGE SERVINGS
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3
green onions, chopped ( i used a full bunch)
2 Tbsp
butter or margerine( i used butter)
1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c
milk, ( i used 2%)
6 oz
cubed cooked lobster; crabmeat,drained &flaked, frozen peeled cooked shrimp, or lobster style flavored chunk style fish pieces
1 1/2 c
half- and half or light cream
1/4 c
dry sherry or milk (i used pink moscato)
1/4 tsp
salt, (i used steak seasoning)
1/8 tsp
white pepper
1 1/2 tsp
old bay spice seasoning

Step-By-Step

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1THE ACTUAL COOKING TIME FOR THIS RECIPE IS ABOUT 8 MINUTES. This is the book the original recipe came from. I am posting the ingredients I used and the amounts. Note also that MONK FISH is often referred to as Poor Man's Lobster, and I am sure would be great in this recipe. I used 8 ounces of CPD SHRIMP cut into halves, because I wanted chunks of the seafood.

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2I cut the shrimp into half pieces and remove any shells, then chop the green onions but save some to garnish the top of soup when you serve it.

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3Add the butter or margarine to a medium size sauce pan, add the onions, and stir till butter melts about 1 minute, over medium high heat. Then add the flour until smooth. Gradually Add the milk and stir until mixture begins to thicken & boil. Then boil an extra minutes or so.

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4Now add the seafood, half and half or light cream & sherry, steak seasoning, pepper and old bay seasoning(NOTE:I combined the 3 SPICES in a small bowl then added them all at once) Cook until flavors or blended an additional minute or two all the while stirring to prevent sticking.

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5Remove from heat then ladle into serving bowls and top with reserved green onion tops, add a dash of Paprika for color if desired or serve as is.

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6This is my menu for Our dinner. I hope to post ALL of the recipes real soon. My husband was very happy and when he is happy I am happy too.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish Soups, Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy