Paula Deen's Shrimp or Lobster Bisque

"This recipe comes from Paula Deen's Kitchen Classics book."
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Ready In:
1 cup




  • Finely chop the shrimp or lobster meat and marinate 30 minutes in 2 T. of sherry and the thyme.
  • Saute onions in butter until soft.
  • Add shrimp or lobster meat and cook over a low heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, combine tomato soup and milk and blend mushroom soup with cream. Combine the two soup mixtures with the shrimp-lobster sautee.
  • Simmer over low heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add more sherry to taste.
  • Cool, then mix in blender until thick and smooth.
  • To serve, reheat in a double boiler.
  • Add more sherry to taste and garnish with chopped parsley.
  • NOTE: I boiled 2 lobster tails in salted water for approximately 5 minutes. Then, I let them cool and removed the meat.

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  1. First time we made lobster bisque, we used leftover lobster from a meal the night before. We added more sherry than the recipe asked, about 3-4 ounces. We did not blend the bisque at the end because we wanted it chunky. It was easy to make, took about and hour and tasted just like the restaurant.


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