I love lobster, but don’t cook with it much because of the expense. My friend, however, recently turned me on to freshly frozen lobster (available at Costco). Marry easy access to tender lobster claws and an afternoon with Pinterest, and it was time for my family’s lobster fest to unfold.
Adapted from The Bliss List, this lobster bisque is easy, deliciously rich and creamy, and more than worth while. Serve with a crisp salad and some crusty bread to tap into your own lobster celebration. And dads, this easy-to-make and easy-to-impress recipe may just be the perfect way to spend a memorable Mother’s Day.
Add all ingredients in large pot. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
Separate stock from debris. Discard debris and reserve stock for bisque.
*Can be made with lobster, crab, and/or shrimp.
In a large pot, melt butter on medium heat. Whisk in flour and Old Bay; stir for 1 minute. Add stock and continue to whisk on medium heat until smooth. Add milk and tomato paste. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, or until bisque begins to thicken. Lower the heat and continue to cook until desired thickness. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
Add lobster and heavy cream. Garnish with chives and additional heavy cream, if desired. Serves 4 for a main course or 8 for an opener.