How to Make Lobster Bisque

  • Hi, I am Keith Dunlop and welcome to About.com. When you think of Lobster Bisque, chances are you envision a fancy restaurant and uniformed waiters. But what is interesting is that the lobster had very humble beginnings -- it was used for centuries a
  • This simple recipe for lobster bisque has two parts. First, we need to make a soup base, or stock, for the bisque and then, make the bisque itself.
  • For the stock, you will need:
  • 2 lobster tails, approximately ½ lb. each
  • 1 c. of celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • and about a ½ tsp. of peppercorns
  • To make the bisque, you will need:
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 4 Tbsp of butter
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/4 c. of dry sherry
  • 2 c. of half-and-half
  • 1/2 c. of chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika
  • 1 sprig of thyme or 1/8 tsp. of dried thyme salt
  • and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 blender
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