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Easy, Elegant Lobster Bisque


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  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 4 Tbsp. shallots, minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup leeks, minced
  • 1/2 cup celery, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2/3 cup sherry
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tsp. lobster bullion (or chicken stock, if lobster bullion isn't available)
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups lobster meat, cooked and chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter



Step 1

In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat and add the shallots, garlic, leeks, and celery. Sauté until the leeks begin to soften.

Add the white wine, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, and thyme. Simmer on low for 3 minutes, then add the sherry, water, and lobster bullion. Bring to a simmer and whisk until the bouillon is dissolved. Add the tomato paste and bay leaves and simmer on low for 8 - 10 minutes.

Add the heavy cream and lobster meat. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Whisk in the butter and stir until melted. Serve.

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