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Decadent Lobster Bisque

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Sand between my toes, wind-blown hair, sunburned shoulders, and lobster bisque. These are all things that remind me of summer family vacations on Cape Cod. What’s not to love about butter, cream, and lobster!? They are a few of the best flavor combinations around. This easy, delicious, and decadent soup will transport you back to some of the best days you ever spent by the ocean. 

Lobster tails in a bowl about to be boiled in a white pot on the stove.

Savoring the memories and lobster bisque.

Our senses have a way of conjuring up memories that we want to hold close to our hearts forever. It could be a song we hear on the radio that reminds us of the moment we fell in love. A photo that brings us right back to that moment we were sitting on our grandmother’s lap having cookies and milk in the kitchen together. Remember the smell of your first new car?! For me, the taste of lobster bisque transports me back to the summers we spent as a family in Cape Cod where all our worries and stresses of everyday life melted away.  

In Cape Cod, we would spend hours on the beach every day swimming, collecting shells, and making sandcastles. There was always an evening after a long and glorious day on the beach that we would all clean up and go out to dinner together. Without fail, I would order the lobster bisque. It would come out steaming with warm sourdough bread and creamy butter to go along with it. The flavor combinations were unlike any other and they had an incredible way of making me feel comforted and satisfied from the inside-out. 

Keeping the memories alive.

To this day, when I have Lobster Bique I am transported to the beach in Cape Cod. It’s a little slice of heaven I hold near and dear to my heart. 

Recently, my in-laws shared a Lobster Bisque recipe with me that was given to them by a friend. I love the simplicity of it. I took that recipe and elevated it, just a tad, to make it my own. My recipe is very reminiscent of the lobster bisque I remember having on vacation. Butter, cream, lobster, and a splash of sherry marry together in a way that makes you want to keep filling your bowl and start making plans for your next trip to the beach.  

I hope you enjoy this Lobster Bisque recipe as much as we do here on the farm. If you’re looking for more delicious soup recipes, be sure to try these:

 

A white bowl of Lobster Bisque with sourdough bread and a spoon off to the side.
Yield: 2-4 servings

Decadent Lobster Bisque

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Recently, my in-laws shared a Lobster Bisque recipe with me that was given to them by a friend. I love the simplicity of it. I took that recipe and elevated it, just a tad, to make it my own. My recipe is very reminiscent of the lobster bisque I remember having on vacation. Butter, cream, lobster, and a splash of sherry marry together in a way that makes you want to keep filling your bowl and start making plans for your next trip to the beach.  

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cooked lobster meat
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups hot chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (garnish)

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, begin melting the butter in a sauté pan. Add the onion to the butter and cook until tender.
  2. Blend in the flour and the tomato paste.
  3. Add the hot chicken broth and continue to stir it until it's slightly thickened.
  4. Add in the sherry and bring to a simmer.
  5. Turn the heat down and cook on low for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in the milk and the cream and continue heating for about 5-10 minutes.
  7. Add the lobster meat. Do not let the bisque boil or your lobster meat will be chewy.
  8. Season the bisque with salt and cayenne pepper to taste.
  9. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Notes

I love to serve warm sourdough bread and butter with Lobster Bisque.

Lobster Bisque in a white bowl with sourdough bread and a spoon on the side.

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