Yield: Yields about 6 cups
Servings: 5 or 6 as an appetizer
Sherry and lobster are a classic flavor pairing; here, cream sherry lends the bisque a slightly sweet complexity. For richer flavor and more intense color, use a female lobster. (Read the Test Kitchen post to learn how to tell the sex of a lobster).
Fuel your creative spark. Sign up for eletters today and get the latest from Fine Cooking plus special offers.
Make Ahead Tips
The bisque and lobster garnish can be refrigerated separately for up to 1 day. Reheat over medium-low heat before serving.
Begin the meal with Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese & Orange-Fennel Seed Vinaigrette.
Outstanding! My husband and I made this together. He's been craving lobster so we bought a 3-pounder and made this bisque and some spicy lobster pasta from this month's Bon Appetit. We found the directions a little vague on the body and roe parts and kept re-reading the recipe. Either way, aside from having extra lobster, we followed the directions as best we understood and the bisque is fantastic.
I made this recipe and served it on a boat, OMG it was fantastic. The flavor was rich, well balanced, with the right hint of sherry. Everyone raved about it and it was wonderful for a cold night on the water.I did buy females as suggested in the link although the fish monger thought I was nuts when I asked for them. The roe definitely added a deeper flavor.The only issue I had was that it was so labor intensive. I made a triple batch and it took 6 hours to complete. I also ended up running the lobster that goes into the soup through the food processor to break apart the strands better than pushing it through a strainer as that just did not seem to work.
This week’s Moveable Feast saddles up for a chuck wagon dinner in Greenough, Montana. Our host chef Pete Evans joins chef Ben Jones, of Paws Up, and grilling master Rory…View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras
© 2017 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Do you really want to delete the list, ?
This won't delete the recipes and articles you've saved, just the list.
This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview.
Add/Edit a private note for this recipeThis note is only visible to you.
Double CheckAre you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe?