Langostino Bisque

This is a fun recipe that uses langostino tails to make a tasty bisque. I use Aleppo pepper in this which is about half a hot as crushed red pepper. It adds a bit of warmth and enhances the flavors. Serve with croutons or your favorite crackers.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup chicken bone broth

  • 1 cup clam juice

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped celery with leaves

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped carrots

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground Aleppo pepper, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 (12 ounce) package frozen pre-cooked langostinos (such as Trader Joe's®), thawed, divided

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ cup Marsala wine

  • 1 cup croutons

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add bone broth, clam juice, mushrooms, celery, carrots, bell pepper, 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Stir in 1/3 of the langostino tails; bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. Add cream, Marsala wine, and remaining langostino tails.

  3. Return to the stove over low and heat until flavors have blended, about 5 minutes; do not boil.

  4. Taste and season as needed with salt and Aleppo pepper.

  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with croutons.

Cook's Notes:

I use Trader Joe's® langostino tails. You can substitute lobster in this recipe if you want to upgrade, but the flavor is pretty good for about 1/2 the cost of lobster, unless you live in Maine.

You can buy Aleppo pepper online or substitute 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper or 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
20g Fat
12g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 511mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 12g
Potassium 428mg 9%

* 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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