Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my version of a lobster bisque. My Family can not have shellfish, so I switched it to catfish. Might be good with another kind of fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pan.
  2. Add the olive oil, garlic, onions and celery.
  3. Saute until onions are translucent.
  4. Add in the rest of the vegetables and 2 cups of water.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Then turn down the heat and let simmer.
  7. Flour the catfish lightly and brown in a skillet in a little of the olive oil. Set aside.
  8. Add 2 Tbsp of flour to a little of the evaporated milk.
  9. Pour into the vegetables and stir.
  10. Then add the rest of the milk and the catfish.
  11. Add in the nutmeg.
  12. Continue simmering for about 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I'm not sure if this recipe produces what is naturally a very mild bisque, or if the quality of our ingredients wasn't as good as it could have been, but we ended up adding 1/8 of a cup of brandy, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and a bay leaf to liven it up a bit, extending the cooking time for thickening purposes. The potatoes soak up the flavour really nicely and I would make this even without the catfish.

Calamity-Kate May 08, 2011

Delicous! My only suggestion is to make sure you stir often while it is simmering. Also, I would rather chop the potatoes instead of dicing. Otherwise, this was just delicous. Reminded me very much of clam chowder, creamy and yummie.

Alex Salzmann April 23, 2003

I did not use a catfish...I used something else but I forget what!! Everything else I did to the letter. I thought it was very good, I'm a big fan of lobster bisque. I'm not sure why the other person only left 3 stars if she thought it was great. Anyway, this is a less exspensive way to make bisque. Thanks!

Kiss*My*Tiara October 28, 2002