Bisque is a creamy, rich, and strongly seasoned soup of French origin. It classically uses strained crustacean broth (coulis) as a broth. It may be made of lobster, crab, shrimp, or crayfish.
Bisque is a method of extracting flavor from crustaceans, that are not sufficiently good for sending to the market. The shells are ground into a fine paste in an authentic bisque and used to thicken the broth.
This soup tastes super complex but begins with some pretty essential ingredients. The goal here is to create flavors. Then, you add your mirepoix— finely chopped onion, carrot, and celery. Next, stir in fragrant tomato paste and freshly minced garlic. A sprinkle of flour will thicken things up, then wine and stock will give it the perfect bisque consistency.
About Traditional French Lobster Bisque
Bisque is a thick, flavourful soup whose ingredients have been puréed into a creamy consistency. The term technically denotes a soup based on shellfish. An American take on bisque adds a bit of spice like cayenne or ground red pepper.
This warm, rich soup is the ultimate comfort food on a cold winter day. Also, because it is so rich and decadent, it is also great for special occasions.
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