Low Carb Lobster Bisque
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Low Carb Lobster Bisque
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Rich cream, salty stock, and buttery sweet lobster combine in this silky, Red Lobster inspired, Trim Healthy Mama and keto friendly low carb lobster bisque recipe.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Fuel Source: Fatastic (THM S)
Diets: EF, GF, KO, LC, NF, SF
Yield: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 averge-sized carrot, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cooking sherry
  • 4 cups (1 box) chicken broth or stock
  • 2 cups fish stock
  • 14.5 ounces (1 can) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum or gluccomannan
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • mineral salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion and carrot. Sauté for about 10 minutes or until these veggies are tender.

  2. Add the garlic. Sauté another minute or so or until the garlic is a light golden brown.

  3. Pour in the cooking sherry and both broths/stocks. Stir in the tomatoes, paprika, thyme, red pepper flakes, and xanthan gum or gluccie. Bring to a boil.

  4. Turn the heat down to low. Using an immersion blender, carefully (don't splatter yourself--it's hot!) pureé the soup as best you can (it's okay if there are still chunks). Alternatively, you can pureé the soup a cup or two at a time in a heat safe blender.

  5. Stir in the lobster and cream plus salt and pepper to taste. Allow to heat up.

  6. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Notes

I used three 8-ounce bags of frozen lobster meat (let it thaw then chop up) for this recipe and, since I didn't have access to homemade fish stock and didn't have desire to make any from scratch, I used one whole container (1.5 ounces) of More Than Gourmet Fumet De Poisson Gold Fish Fumet, Classic Fish Stock and mixed it into 2 cups boiling water.

 

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Lobster Bisque
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 830mg 35%
Potassium 390mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 39.5%
Vitamin C 18.3%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition facts are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used.
Calories: 195 kcal