Perfect Lobster Bisque

Perfect Lobster Bisque

LAURA_G123 0

"This is a decadent lobster bisque that is surprisingly easy to prepare. Your guests will be impressed and feel pampered. I serve this with salad and hot, buttered French bread."


40 m servings 186 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 264 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, celery, and carrot. Cook and stir until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, and season with salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the vegetable and broth mixture into the container of a blender, and add 1/4 cup of the lobster meat. Cover, and process until smooth. Return to the saucepan, and stir in the half-and-half, white wine, and remaining lobster meat. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently until thickened, about 30 minutes.
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With the following changes, you'll never want for another seafood bisque recipe! I used just 8 oz chicken broth and for the remaining liquid I reserved the juice from the lobster and added clam...

I've used this recipe with some modifications based on all of the reader reviews & it always comes out great. I use my hand blender to blend the vegetables & seafood, because I found that trans...

ORIGINAL REVIEW 1/3/05---I didn't add all the veggies to mine. I doubled the amount of onions & celery & omitted the carrots & mushrooms. I decreased the butter by 1 tbp. to account for the lack...

While this wasn't too bad, it just didn't measure up without additions. It didn't thicken up enough to please us! I added a tablespoon of tomato paste, and thickened it at the end with flour m...

I love this recipe! My husband said it's better than what he has had at restaurants. I have already made this several times and will pull out this recipe when I want to make it a very special d...

This recipie was awesome. Thanks Laura. I used 12oz of crawfish meat in place of the Lobster and it turned out really good. I also used some corn startch to thicken it. We had high expectations ...

Very good. Try Dry Sherry instead of wine! Dry Sherry was made to go with seafood dishes. will make this again!

This is the best soup I've ever made. Very easy and wouldn't change a thing. It's not a very thick bisque but has incredible flavor. I used crab meat instead of lobster and it was great!!

This bisque is soooooo good. Just like at my favorite restaurant. Simple to prepare.