*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                         BISQUE LOBSTER OR OTHER***
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood                          Soups
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         - G. Granaroli XBRG76A
    4       lb           Lobster
    2       tb           Olive oil
    4       tb           Butter
      1/2   c            Finely chopped onion
      1/2   c            Finely chopped carrot
      1/2   c            Finely chopped celery
      1/2   ts           Dried thyme
    1                    Bay leaf
    3                    Cloves finely chopped garlic
    2       c            Plain tomato sauce-(canned
                         -is fine)
    1       c            Dry white wine
    4       c            Chicken broth
    2       tb           Tomato paste
                         A dash of hot sauce
    2       c            Heavy cream
      1/4   c            Cognac
                         Salt & fresh ground pepper
                         -to taste
   *Plunge the lobsters into boiling water for 3-4 min.
   Take them out of the boiling water and remove the
   tails. Cut the carcas into quarters, discarding the
   sacks. Crack the claws. Remove the meat from the tails
   and set aside. In a large pot melt the butter in the
   oil and sautee the carrot, onion and celery. When
   lightly browned, add all other ingredients except the
   cream and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook
   for 45 min. Strain into another pot with a fine
   cheesecloth. Add cream and cook on med low for 10 min.
   Season with salt and pepper. Take the tail meat and
   shread it by hand, not too big. Add to the soup. Cook
   5 min.on med low. Serve hot. This recipe can be made
   with lobster, shrimp, clams or any seafood
   combination. ***for shrimp, or clams or seafood..use 2
   cups clam juice and 2 cups chicken broth instead of 4
   cups chicken broth. Always add the seafood the last 5
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