Lightened-Up Lobster Bisque

Prep time: 15min
Total time: 60min
Serves: 4
4
Cooked lobster tails, with shell
3 cups
Compliments Chicken Broth, 35% Less Sodium
750 mL
4
Bay leaves
2 tbsp
Butter
30 mL
1 pkg
Mirepoix Mix
250 g
2 tbsp
All-purpose flour
30 mL
1/4 cup
Tomato paste
60 mL
1 tbsp
Paprika
15 mL
1 1/2 cup
Milk
375 mL
2 tbsp
Finely chopped chives
30 mL
calories
330
fat
9 g
saturated fat
5 g
carbs
19 g
sugar
9 g
protein
44 g
cholestrol
160 mg
fibre
3 g
sodium
1730 mg

Directions

  1. Remove lobster tails from shells; chop and set aside. With scissors, cut shells into smaller pieces and add broth, shells and bay leaves to medium saucepan set over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and discard shells and bay leaves.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan set over medium heat, add mirepoix and cook for 5 to 8 min. or until softened and lightly browned. Sprinkle flour over top and cook for 1 min; add tomato paste and paprika and cook 1 more min. Gradually whisk in strained broth, then stir in milk and bring to a simmer; cook for 12 to 15 min. or until thickened and vegetables are tender.

  3. Using a hand blender, purée until smooth. Stir reserved chopped lobster into mixture. Heat over low heat until lobster is warmed through and stir in chives.