Monday, May 25, 2020

LOBSTER BISQUE



LOBSTER BISQUE






Lobster bisque, rich and delicious lobster bisque with a deep flavor and pieces of sautéed lobsters. So wonderful on a cold night as a starter or alone.

Ingredients:

BISQUE
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon, plus more to serve
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, (or plain flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 4 cups lobster stock,seafood or fish stock
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 1/4 cup dry white wine, or sherry
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 - 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 lobster tails

GARLIC BUTTER LOBSTER MEAT
  • salt, pepper and cayenne, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Instructions:

LOBSTER STOCK
  1. Fill a large pot with 5 cups of water. Stir in 1 teaspoon sea salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the lobster tails, cover with lid and let boil for 5 minutes, or until bright red.
  3. Remove lobster tails, reserving the liquid stock. When the lobsters have cooled slightly, remove the meat from the shells, reserving the meat and any liquid that comes out of the shells.
  4. Return lobster shells back to the water in the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for a further 15 minutes to draw as much flavour out of the shells as possible.
  5. While stock is simmering, chop the meat into bite-sized pieces and refrigerate.

BISQUE
  1. Heat butter and oil in a large, heavy-based pot over medium heat, Sweat the onions, carrots, celery and fresh herbs. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Season with the bouillon powder, salt and pepper/s. Stir in 4 cloves of minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Mix in tomato paste, cook for a further minute to coat vegetables. Sprinkle over flour and cook, while stirring occasionally for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in wine, simmer and let reduce to half. Stir in lobster stock, reduce heat and gently simmer while stirring occasionally, until liquid has thickened slightly and flavours have blended, about 30 minutes.
  4. Take off the heat, transfer mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Alternatively, purée with an immersion blender until very smooth. Return to medium-low heat and stir in heavy cream.

GARLIC BUTTER LOBSTER MEAT
  1. Melt butter a skillet pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add in chopped lobster meat, season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Lightly sauté for 1 minute while stirring occasionally, until lobster meat is just warmed through.

TO SERVE LOBSTER BISQUE
  1. Mix 3/4 of the lobster meat into the bisque. Pour into individual serving bowls. Top each bowl with remaining lobster meat and extra tarragon. Enjoy your dinner!