Lobster Bisque

Pretty much my favorite soup in the whole world: Lobster Bisque

Lobster Bisque - RecipeGirl.com

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Lobster Bisque

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup minced shallots
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 pound cooked lobster meat, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half cream
  • 1 tablespoon cognac (optional)
  • additional, larger pieces of lobster meat, for garnish
  • chopped chives, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Melt the butter in large saucepan over low heat, and sauté the shallots until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, bring the broth, bay leaf, and thyme to a boil in another saucepan.
  3. Whisk the flour into the shallot mixture, cook, stirring 1-2 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste; slowly whisk in the boiling broth. Gradually add wine; simmer 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the lobster meat and soup into a food processor and blend. Return the mixture to the saucepan, stir in half and half, then cognac. Heat through.
  5. Garnish with lobster and serve.

Tips:

  • To make this soup gluten-free, be sure to use a brand of broth that is known to be GF, and use a substitute for the all-purpose flour- such as GF All Purpose, cornstarch or another GF thickening agent.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com