Me with my family!

Me with my family!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lobster Bisque Recipe Failure...

Lately it feels like I make the same meals over and over again. It has inspired me to try out some new recipes to get some variety in our dinner menu. I do not claim to be a great cook, but I can follow a recipe...

One of Dan's best friends got married a few years ago. At his reception, they served Lobster Bisque! It was so wonderful! Dan will sometimes say, "You know what sounds good? A nice big bowl of Lobster Bisque!" Since I've been searching for "new" food that Dan will like, I decided I would give it a try...and I FAILED!

I got this recipe off I usually find good ones on this website, but not this one! I thought about not giving the recipe out because I know it's awful, but maybe some of you can tell me what is wrong with this... I should have known since it states it will be ready in 20 minutes!

*1 cup chicken broth
*2 medium slices of onion
*2 tablespoons butter
*2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
*2 cups milk
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 lb cooked and cubed lobster meat
*1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
*1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

1. In a small frying pan place 1/4 cup chicken broth and the onion. Cook over a low heat for 5-7 minutes.

2. In a medium size pot over medium heat melt the butter. Slowly whisk in flour. Whisk until a creamy mixture is created.

3. Gradually pour in broth, whisking constantly. Whisk in milk, salt, onion, lobster meat, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper. Heat until soup is almost boiling. Do not boil the soup as the milk will curdle when boiled.

Okay, so that is it. I had a few things that may have contributed to my failed attempt. One was that I bought imitation lobster meat. The seafood guy at the super market said that lobster tails were $9 each and I would need about 3 of them for this recipe. That is way too much to spend on one meal...and that's only 1 ingredient in the meal! I also did not add any cayenne pepper, but it only called for a pinch and I substituted for freshly ground pepper.

I even added crackers to mine...still no good!
My main problem with this was the huge chunks of "lobster meat." I knew it was imitation and it just kind of grossed me out. The taste was a little bland but it had a horrible after-taste that lasted the rest of the night. Dan said he didn't like how soupy it was. The lobster bisque he had first tasted and fell in love with was thick and creamy. (Thank you Ryan and Sarah for setting the standard so high!)

Needless to say, Dan and I had a good laugh about this and I ended up at DQ to get food and blizzards! I told Trinity to tell Dan that "Mommy's sorry dinner stunk" and she told him, "Mommy's dinner stunk!" We laughed so hard!

Dan tried to eat just the lobster meat since we paid for it. He's such a good sport! I threw the rest of mine out!

I may try this again sometime...only after I do a little more research on it and hear some good tips from people that have actually made good seafood before.

So, anyone have any tips (or a good recipe) on how to make a good Lobster Bisque?


  1. Some recipes just don't make the cut! lol

    Blizzards! Yum! I need to start a petition to get them to bring back the cotton candy blizzard.

  2. I've never tried the cotton candy one...sounds good! I always get the monthly special or something off the chocolate lovers menu!

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