Perfect Lobster Bisque


This is a decadent lobster bisque that is surprisingly easy to prepare. Your guests will be impressed and feel pampered. I serve this with salad and hot, buttered French bread.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery

  • 2 tablespoons chopped carrot

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • ½ pound cooked lump lobster meat


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add mushrooms, onion, celery, and carrot. Cook and stir until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, and season with salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Pour vegetable and broth mixture into the container of a blender, and add 1/4 cup of the lobster meat. Cover, and process until smooth.

  3. Return to the saucepan, and stir in half-and-half, white wine, and remaining lobster meat. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently until thickened, about 30 minutes.

    looking down at a bowl of lobster bisque with some lobster claws on top
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
13g Fat
5g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 554mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 263mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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