Easy lobster bisque with succulent pieces of lobster tail in a creamy yet savory broth blended with pureed carrot, celery, and onion. The bisque is seasoned with thyme, garlic, and bay leaves.
Lobster bisque is such a comforting soup. The bulk of the soup is actually pureed vegetables. That’s what makes this bisque so savory and tasty!
Ingredients for Lobster Bisque
- ~1.75 lbs Lobster Tail
- Yellow Onion
- Garlic Cloves
- Tomato Paste
- Chicken Broth
- Seafood/Fish Broth or Reserve 2 Cups of Water Remaining From Boiled Lobster Tail
- White Wine
- Whipping Cream
- Thyme Sprigs
- Bay Leaves
What is bisque?
A bisque is a smooth and flavorful soup made with shellfish.
Bisque actually originates to France way back in the 17th century and the first recipes had crawfish in it. A variety of shellfish have been cooked in bisques over the years – crab, lobster, shrimp, and crawfish.
What type of lobster meat should I use?
Some use different parts for their lobster bisque, like the meat from the lobster’s claws, tails, head, or rib area. All of these parts contain edible meat and are perfect for lobster bisque.
In this particular recipe, I used lobster tails and found two large tails weighing a total of 1.66 pounds at Sam’s Club.
Which is why in the recipe I say approximately 1.75 pounds of lobster meat for this recipe because it’s difficult getting an exact amount of meat.
What else is in the lobster bisque?
For the vegetables, I used onion, carrots, and celery. I have a family member who doesn’t like cooked carrots and another who doesn’t like onions, but neither complained about having them blended into this soup.
In fact, they loved the flavor!
How to Thicken Lobster Bisque
I’ve seen recipes for lobster bisque that use rice and puree it with the vegetables to make it thicker. I found it thick enough with the pureed vegetables.
However, if you decide to, I would add 1/2 cup of cooked rice to try it out.
What type of broth should I use?
For the broth, I first made the recipe using 4 cups of seafood stock and it was too fishy of a taste for our liking.
Instead, using 2 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups of reserved boiled lobster water was a perfect balance. The boiled water really gets the lobster flavor infused into it.
Try these other delicious soups!
- Instant Pot Beef Stew
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Creamy Loaded Potato Soup
- Garlic Bread Soup
- Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo