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Saffron-infused Lobster Bisque

Welcome to my culinary blog! Today, we're diving into the luxurious world of saffron-infused lobster bisque. This classic French soup is rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor. It's perfect for a special occasion or when you want to treat yourself to something truly indulgent.


  • 2 lobsters (about 1 ½ pounds each), cooked and meat removed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 6 cups fish or lobster stock
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chives, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Remove the meat from the lobster shells and chop it into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté until vegetables are tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Deglaze the pot with white wine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  6. Add the lobster stock and saffron threads. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, purée the soup until smooth.
  8. Return the soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Add the chopped lobster meat and simmer gently for 5 minutes until heated through.
  10. Serve hot, garnished with fresh chives.

This saffron-infused lobster bisque is a delightful balance of flavors, with the saffron adding a subtle floral note that complements the richness of the lobster. It's best enjoyed with crusty bread or oyster crackers on the side.

Try this recipe for your next dinner party or special gathering—it's sure to impress! Bon appétit!


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