Saturday, April 24, 2010

Lobsta Bisque

I don't usually eat much sea food. On top of it all, the kind of lobster I like is the kind that comes in hot dog rolls slathered in mayo. This is a healthy way of eating lobster. And, we had a dinner party coming up, so I thought it would be cool to make this.

First of all, hats off to my wife for braving it out and buying the lobster. She was really nervous and I wasn't going to be able to get them. She survived though.

I also need to thank Melanie because she is a lobster aficionado and without her, I wasn't going to be able to complete this recipe. She allowed me to use her kitchen and cooking stuff, which was very helpful. Also, while I prepared the base for the bisque, Melanie took the lobster apart, per Rocco's instructions. It was rather complicated. This recipe goes for two pages and I wouldn't recommend it if you are short on time or patience. Rocco does say at the beginning of this recipe to do it when you have a leisurely weekend. Another words, lots of time. But, it does explain why lobster bisque is so expensive in restaurants.

Anyway, it came out great and everyone loved it. This recipe comes in at 120 calories a serving. The servings are huge. One of the things that made this great was that there was so many different flavors in each spoonful. It was a big hit.

Unfortunately, I probably won't make it again, because it's so complicated. But, it's one more recipe that I've done.


Katrina said...

Way to go!! We made this in culinary school and all agreed that 1. we would never make it again (complicated is right!) and 2. would never question the high cost in a restaurant!


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