Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Total time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
A lobster bisque soup with cream and parsley is one of those dishes that can make anyone thank the French for making such flavorful dishes.
Yes, the dish can be quite a handful to make. But when done right, all that hard work will definitely pay off.
1 tbsp of unsalted butter
1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
6 cloves of smashed garlic
3 roughly chopped carrots
2 roughly chopped celery ribs
2 roughly chopped red onions
1/2 tsp of sea salt
Freshly cracked pepper
1 ounce of brandy
1 cup of good white wine
6 cups of organic vegetable stock
1/3 cup of tomato paste
1/2 tsp of fresh peppercorns
3 cooked and chopped lobster carcasses
2 bay leaves
1 handful fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of heavy cream
1/2 tsp of saffron
2 tsps of unsalted butter
3 cooked lobsters (meat only)
How to make your lobster bisque soup with cream and parsley
For the lobster broth:
Get a large soup pot
and heat your onions, celery, carrots, garlic, olive oil and butter.
Add in some salt and pepper and saute for around 8 minutes.
Once done, deglaze the pan with some brandy and heat until all the alcohol has evaporated.
Now pour in your white wine and allow it to reduce for 2 minutes.
Once done, then it’s time to add in your thyme, parsley, bay leaves, lobster carcasses,
peppercorns, tomato paste and vegetable stock.
Pout in water until the lobster shells are covered.
Simmer for 1 hour in medium low heat.
For the dark roux:
Add in some flour and butter and whisk
until its color turns to amber and mixtures starts to smell nutty. This will take around 7 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside.
For the bisque:
Add you dark roux into the pot along with some heavy cream, saffron and mix them all
Reduce the mixture over medium low heat until it becomes thick. This will take around
For the lobster meat:
Place a big pan
over medium heat and throw in some butter until it melts.
Get your lobster meat and throw it in the pot. Sauté for around 2 minutes.
Now spoon your lobster meat into a bowl
, add your lobster bisque and top off with a sprinkle of chives.