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Lobster Bisque
Courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 Min.
Cook Time: 1 1/2 Hrs.
What you need:
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1 1/2 lb. cooked Florida spiny lobster meat
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium Florida onion, finely chopped
1 rib Florida celery, finely chopped
1 Florida carrot, finely chopped
1 Florida tomato, finely chopped
6 cloves Florida garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh Florida tarragon leaves, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh Florida thyme leaves, chopped
1 bay leaf
8 black peppercorns
1/2 c. brandy
1/2 c. dry sherry
4 c. fish stock or bottled clam juice
1/4 c. tomato paste
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. water
salt and pepper to taste
What to do:
1. Slice cooked lobster meat into medallions, reserving a few slices for garnish. Coarsely chop remaining medallions. Cover and keep in refrigerator.
2. In a 6-quart stock pot, sauté the vegetables, garlic, herbs, and peppercorns in oil over medium high heat until soft.
3. Add brandy and sherry; simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the fish stock and simmer uncovered for 1 hr, stirring occasionally.
4. Strain the stock into a large saucepan; discard remaining solids. Add tomato paste and simmer for 10 min. until stock is reduced to 3 c. of liquid. Stir in cream and simmer for additional 5 min.
5. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl and whisk into bisque. Simmer for 2 min, stirring, until slightly thickened.
6. Add chopped lobster meat and simmer until lobster meat is heated through. Add salt and pepper. Serve garnished with reserved lobster medallions.

Recipe courtesy of Florida Department of Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing
Serve with:
Serve with crusty bread and a crisp light wine such as a riesling or pinot grigio.
Wine pairings:
Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
Nutritional information:
Calories: 345;   Calories From Fat: 125;   Cholesterol: 111mg;   Total Carbs: 14g;   Protein: 26g;  
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