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A Year of Slow Cooking

Thursday, December 25, 2008

CrockPot Lobster Bisque


Day 360.

Merry Christmas! If you are finding your way to the computer today, I figure you should get something good.

So you're getting lobster.

in the crockpot.

Life is so very good.

The Ingredients.
3 cups chicken broth
8 oz clam juice
14.5 oz stewed tomatoes (and juice)

8 oz sliced mushrooms
1 onion, diced

1 large leek, diced (just the white part!)

1 T dried parsley

2 tsp Old Bay seasoning mix

1 tsp dill
1 cup heavy cream (to add later)

2 lobster tails (to add later)

lemon slices as garnish, and to squeeze in at the end


The Directions.


Use a 5 quart or larger crockpot, and combine the broth, clam juice, tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, leek, parsley, Old Bay, dill, and parsley. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, high for 4-5, or until onions are translucent and flavors have melded.

Use an immersible blender to blend into a chowdery broth. Add lobster tails. Cover and cook on high for 30-45 minutes, or until lobster tails have turned pink and the meat is fork tender. Remove lobster tails from crockpot. Stir in heavy cream.

Ladle into dishes, and serve with lemon slices and lobster meat. You can take the meat out of the tail, and mix it in the soup, or leave it intact and pick at it at the table.


The Verdict.


We liked this an awful lot. I'd say it makes enough to feed 4 adults, especially if you distribute the meat from the lobster tails into the soup. We had a lot of fun eating this, and felt quite fancy. My kids both liked the lobster, and thought the soup part was "yummy." But they also thought sucking on the lemon slices was the best part of their dinner.

29 comments:

C. Beth said...

Well, look how fancy you are! YUM!

Merry Christmas!

Canadian Saver said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

This looks excellent! Right now we can get lobster for around $5/lb. Bad for the fishermen, but great for the consumer. I'll keep this in my repertoire!

CSC said...

Yummy Lobster!

Merry Christmas!

Sandee said...

Merry Christmas Everybody!
Steph-- thanks for this blog. Every day coming here is like opening a Christmas present. I am always excited to see what you have posted.

No lobster here, but we are doing a beef roast in the crock pot as well as enjoying the leftover crockpotted turkey breast from last year.

I'm going easy this year and everyone in the family loves a roast in the crock pot. There is 10 inches of snow in front of my house, there was a 4 pound pot roast in the freezer and no one had to run out to the grocery store!

Yay!

Kirby3131 said...

Merry Christmas! What a great day for a lobster recipe.

I still can't believe your year is almost over. I hope you continue blogging when 2009 comes 'round.

TimsMomMom said...

Thank looks yummy! Can you come over and make us some please? Haha, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

AmberP said...

Ohhhh that looks so good!
Can you believe you are on day 360?!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Steph! Your gingerbread latte was a special part of Christmas morning. Perfect timing! Thank you.

I hope you're feeling better.

The lobster bisque looks wonderful and might just show up on New Year's Even around here. Yum-o. But just typing that reminds me that the end of your 2008 project is soon coming to a close. Poor us.

Since it's Christmas, I'll move on to happy thoughts . . .

Lisa in CO said...

Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, Steph!

No lobster here either, although I was tasked with making sweet potatoes for 12-15 people, so my crockpot is being used for Coconut Sweet Potatoes w/Pecans :)

Michelle said...

OH MY WORD Steph...Hubby just drooled ;) Merry Christmas to you..

Anonymous said...

Marry Christmas to you! Just discovered your blog the other day and I LOVE it! I live in Maine and the price of lobster is at an all-time low right now, so this is one recipe that I will be trying very soon....maybe tomorrow! :)

Anonymous said...

p.s. How did I somehow type "Marry" and NOT "Merry"??? Well, anyways, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!!
(I am SO embarrassed!!)

Tatersmama said...

Oh my.... I should have asked for a Lobster Tail for Christmas!
This look yummo, but unfortunately, there are no lobster tails in this part of the world... so I'll see if I can't adapt a crayfish.

Have a very Merry Christmas, everyone!

Amie said...

Guess what I got for Christmas!!!

Guess, guess!!!

An ipod!

Just kidding, I got a really nice crockpot. Plus and ipod shuffle. Plus a kitchen aid (used).

So life is good. ;)

Maybe I'll take over for you in 2009.

WHATEVER.

Merry Christmas, Stephanie!

Amanda said...

Here's wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!

Shirley said...

Oh my--wonderful! That's one of my favorite soups. Usually can't get such fine delicious soup out that's gluten free, so making this recipe will be great.

I got a new smaller crockpot from Mom and Dad so I can try more of your recipes. :-)

Merry Christmas, Steph!! Thank you!

Christine said...

Merry Christmas all!!

I asked my mom for a newer crock-pot for Christmas. I have been putting my 16 year old round one to LOTS of use since I discovered the blog in March. She got me a 6 Qt Hamilton Beach. The kind that has the lid so you can take it in the car. Hurray!!

Rachel said...

Thanks for posting!
You inspired me to use my crockpot twice today-- we woke up to the yummy breakfast casserole, and then ate the sweet potatoes (with cranberries) during dinner. Thanks for making my life easier!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Crockpot Lady! You're the bomb!

Maria SC said...

This sounds so yummy!

I will have to try it.

Merry Christmas Steph!

su said...

3 sons in Portland Maine on Commercial street wharf, has soft shell quarters for $3.49. I would suggest buying the whole crustascean and removing the head and legsafter a brief euthanizing in a pot. Then you can boil off and use the broth instead of clam juice and chicken broth. That's what i di and i am sticking to it. The horseradish scalloped potatoes were a huge hit!

DesertHen said...

This looks amazing!! Wonder if I can find any lobster in my small town to give this a try...I will have to check that out.

Kristine said...

You are amazing! what a huge variety of stuff you've done this year! Honestly, you've got the best selection of recipes, and I have loved checking in. I'm so impressed that you did this fora whole year!!

SeaBreeze said...

Tried this, loved this.

Mommakitten said...

Seemings as if I got 3 crockpots... yes 3 for Christmas ;) I will be trying this recipe out very soon!

Melissa said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This is one of the best bisques I have ever eaten. And I can make it at home! In my crockpot! I am making it again this weekend. Life is indeed very good. Thank you!

Jonny said...

Hi! I'm having a friend over for dinner and I didn't know what to make - I've got a brand new crockpot that I'm excited to try out - and I've never ever had lobster! So I'm trying this!

Thank you!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I just made this for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit! We loved it! My husband suggested I add diced potatoes and corn to make it "heartier". I did add shrimp in the last 30 minutes of cooking. Next time I will peel the shrimp and take the lobster meat out of the shell before serving. I just love you website! Thank you so much!
--Nicole

Laura said...

Made this tonight and it was delicious! Divided the lobster tails between the bowls and ladles the bisque over. If you don't have lobster the bisque alone is delicious and worth making, it's more of a mushroom bisque than anything. Well definitely make again.

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