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Seafood Bisque with crab, shrimp and lobster…Garlic Ciabatta bread on the side

Seafood Bisque with Crab, Shrimp & Lobster | Warm Winter Dish with Garlic Ciabatta

Seafood Bisque with crab, shrimp, and lobster is a delicious and hearty winter dish. Perfect for a special occasion or a cozy night in, this classic soup is made with a rich and creamy base and features an array of succulent seafood flavors. And to make it even more satisfying, we serve it with a warm, crusty piece of Garlic Ciabatta bread on the side.

Servings: 4- 5 cups

Ingredients :

2-3 tails (Fresh or Frozen)
6-8 Raw Jumbo Tail-On Shrimp in Shell
4oz. Lump Crab meat
2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
1/2 cup onion chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper , diced
1/4 cup baby portabello mushrooms, diced
2 teaspoons garlic minced
1 teaspoon Fresh thyme
1 teaspoon Fresh Rosemary
1 cup dry white wine(I prefer Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc)
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon creole seasoning
1 teaspoon paprika
½ – 1 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2-2 1/2 cups lobster stock (adjust to desired thickness)
1 cup heavy cream
2- 3 tablespoons butter
1/4 -1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Flat parsley for garnish

Directions :

Start by boiling Lobster tails and Shrimp for for about 3-4 minutes , long enough for the until shells to turn slightly red. Let it cool.
Once cool, remove lobster and Shrimp from the pot and reserve stock.
Use a kitchen shear to cut down the center of the tail. Then remove the lobster meat. Peel shrimp from shells.
Return lobster and Shrimp shells back to the pot, then add about 4-5 cups water. Bring to a boil then then reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to gently simmer another 20 -25 minutes; if time permits simmer for an additional 20 minutes.
While the stock is simmering chop lobster and Shrimp meat into bite sized pieces. Chill until ready to be used. Reserve a tail and a few Shrimp for final plating.
When ready strain the shells from the stock and reserve Lobster stock.
Add olive oil to medium sized saucepan over medium high heat. Saute onion, mushrooms, garlic, green pepper, rosemary and thyme and cook for about 4-5 minutes.
Slowly add the wine, then stir in the Worcestershire, creole seasoning, paprika and white pepper. Cook for about a minute.
Then stir in the tomato paste, followed by lobster stock. Simmer for about 8- 10 minutes.
Add cream and butter – let it melt , then remove from stove.
Add to a blender and puree. Puree in batches – alternatively you may use a stick blender in the pot until smooth.
Season with salt and cayenne pepper to taste, as desired.
Place a sauce- pan over medium heat, then add about 1 tablespoon butter to it followed by chopped lobster, shrimp and crabmeat, season with creole seasoning lightly and saute for about 2 minutes or until warmed through.
Top individual bisque with Seafood and Serve immediately.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?