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).
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.
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I made this for a Christmas Eve dinner party in 2018. Although I didn’t have a lobster body to make the stock with, I did have a large supply of glorious lobster meat provided by a friend’s fisherman brother. I chose to make the bisque using an organic chicken stock to boost the flavour. The rest of the recipe was followed exactly. Spectacular. Cooking for friends at Christmastime is fraught with expectation - no one, especially me, was disappointed.
This is very tasty, I ate this first time and am gonna love this...
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