Creamy Lobster Bisque
This creamy and rich lobster bisque is the perfect way to start off a special Valentine's Day dinner. The bisque is made with a base of sautéed vegetables, white wine, and lobster broth, and it's finished off with a splash of cognac and a touch of cream. If you're feeling extra fancy, you can even add some chopped lobster meat to the bisque. Serve this bisque in small cups or bowls as a first course, or enjoy it as a comforting and romantic lunch or dinner on its own.
In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the white wine and cook until it has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add the lobster broth, tomato paste, paprika, and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the bisque cook for 45 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and let the bisque cool slightly. Remove the bay leaf and purée the bisque in a blender or with an immersion blender until smooth.
Stir in the cognac and cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the chopped lobster meat.
Reheat the bisque over medium heat until it is hot. Serve in small cups or bowls. Enjoy!
Calories: 120 | Fat: 8 g | Sodium: 510 mg | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Protein: 6 g