Low Carb Lobster Bisque

Low Carb Lobster Bisque

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course • Side Dish • Soup
Cuisine: American
Fuel Source: Fatastic (THM S)
Diets: EF • GF • KO • LC • NF • SF
Servings: 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

  • 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.
  • Add the garlic. Sauté another minute or so or until the garlic is a light golden brown.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the lobster and cream plus salt and pepper to taste. Allow to heat up.
  • 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

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 39.5% | Vitamin C: 18.3% | Calcium: 9.2% | Iron: 6.7%