Classic Lobster Bisque

Ingredients

1 fresh live Spiny lobster (Spider)
Lobster stock (reserved from Steamed Lobster recipe)
1 small tray of fish bones
2 carrots (chopped)
1 large onion (chopped)
300 grams tomato paste
3 tablespoons white wine/brandy
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Parsley (chopped)
Salt & pepper

Preparation

1
Wash & boil the fish bone to prepare stock. Remove bones & set aside.
2
Take a deep breath. Position the tip of the knife blade & plunge it through to the cutting board to separate the lobster’s head & tail. Lobsters can have the body parts cut off & still be moving. Refrigerate to keep it fresh.
3
Heat oil & add butter. Fry the vegetables till soft & transfer into the pot of fish stock.
4
Add lobster & wine. Quickly remove the tail when it’s half-cooked.
5
Using a sharp scissors, cut under shell of the tail section & pull out the flesh carefully. Put the meat aside & throw the shells back into the stock & simmer until liquid reduced by half.
6
Remove shells & strain mixture by pressing gently down to extract liquid. Discard vegetables & shells but keep the head.
7
Return liquid to pot. Add paste, parsley & simmer for another 15mins.
8
When bisque is ready, stir in starch with cream. Stir over medium fire till thickened.
9
Optional) If you’re using brandy, you may wanna remove the pot from the heat & pour in the cognac before stirring in the flour (step 9). Ignite the cognac with a long kitchen match & let the alcohol burn off.
10
Add the half-cooked lobster meat just before serving. Do not overcook.
11
Add wine & season to taste. Serve piping hot & garnish with parsley. To enjoy the delicious lobster roe, use a lobster pick or skewer & pick out the flesh & roe from the head.

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Babel Low's picture

I've tried making this & it's really delicious. Thks for sharing!

Blackswan's picture

Thks Babel, for trying it out & I'm glad u like it!

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This is the classic Lobster Bisque recipe for My Lobster Affair & I'm using Spiny Lobster for this dish. Please visit http://luxuryhaven.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-prepare-live-lobster.html for How To Prepare A Live Lobster!

Yield:

4 servings

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December 4, 2009

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