How do you make lobster bisque from scratch?

How do you make lobster bisque from scratch?

Lobster bisque is a classic French soup that is rich, creamy, and full of flavor. It is a perfect dish for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests. Making lobster bisque from scratch may seem intimidating, but it is actually quite simple. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of making lobster bisque from scratch.


First, you will need to gather the ingredients. You will need two lobsters, one onion, one carrot, one celery stalk, two cloves of garlic, one bay leaf, one sprig of thyme, one cup of heavy cream, two tablespoons of tomato paste, two tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons of flour, and salt and pepper to taste.


To start, you will need to cook the lobsters. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the lobsters. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the shells turn bright red. Remove the lobsters from the pot and let them cool.

Once the lobsters are cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the shells and set it aside. Reserve the shells and any juices that may have accumulated.

Next, chop the onion, carrot, and celery into small pieces. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat and add the chopped vegetables. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

Add the tomato paste and flour to the pot and stir until well combined. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Add the reserved lobster shells and any juices to the pot along with the bay leaf, thyme, and garlic. Add enough water to cover the shells and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for about 30 minutes.

Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool slightly. Remove the lobster shells and discard them. Use an immersion blender or transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.

Return the mixture to the pot and add the heavy cream. Heat the soup over medium heat until it is hot but not boiling. Add the reserved lobster meat and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the lobster is heated through.

Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

In conclusion, making lobster bisque from scratch is not as difficult as it may seem. With a few simple ingredients and some patience, you can create a delicious and impressive dish that will impress your guests. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds will thank you!