This mouthwatering recipe for Crock-Pot Lobster Bisque is decadent and creamy yet also easy to prepare. Tender lobster chunks flavors a creamy & rich soup.
Slow Cooker Lobster Bisque
My husband and I have a running joke that whenever one of us asks “what do you want for dinner?” the other answers “Lobster!” and we laugh it off because we NEVER have lobster. It is usually out of our price range. But this Valentine’s Day I thought “why not” let’s go ahead and splurge a little and so I bought a couple of lobster tails and decided to do a nice Crock-Pot Lobster Bisque recipe.
I have had lobster bisque at our favorite “date night” restaurants and it is SO good. Seriously you just wish they would bring the entire pot out so you can eat it by the gallon. And so that is what I was trying to emulate here with this recipe.
And frankly while this is a soup that is going to impress. It is actually quite easy to make. You start with a base of tomatoes, shallots and other aromatics and let it simmer away. Then puree then add the lobster tails and let them cook for just a short time, remove the lobster from the crock-pot and add your cream, chop up your lobster meat and add it back in. And that really is it. You can let the soup base simmer away all day while you are at work and then do the finishing up touches before serving.
What Is Old Bay Seasoning?
This recipe calls for Old Bay Seasoning. This is a popular spice mix used in seafood dishes and contains various spices and seasonings. You can purchase Old Bay Seasoning in many grocery stores however if you cannot find this key ingredient in your local stores, it is also sold on Amazon.
- 4 Quart Slow Cooker (Or Larger)
- Cutting Board
- Can Opener
- Measuring Spoons
- Blender OR Immersion Blender
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More fantastic slow cooker soups!
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- Slow Cooker Cheddar Beer Soup
- Crock-Pot Sausage Cheese Tortellini Soup
- Slow Cooker Zesty Italian Soup
- Crock-Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup
Crock-Pot Lobster Bisque Recipe
- 2 Medium Shallots (Finely Minced)
- 1 Clove Garlic (Finely Minced)
- 29 Ounces Canned Petite Diced Tomatoes (Undrained)
- 32 Ounce Low-Sodium Chicken Broth (Store Bought Or Homemade Chicken Broth)
- 1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Dill
- ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
- 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Paprika
- 4 Medium Lobster Tails
- 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
- Put minced shallots and garlic in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until the shallots are wilted and starting to turn translucent. (You can also cook them in a small skillet if you don’t have a microwave)
- Add shallot and garlic mixture to a 4-quart or larger slow cooker.
- Continue adding tomatoes, chicken broth, old bay seasoning, dill, parsley, pepper & paprika to the slow cooker.
- With a sharp knife cut off the fan part of the very end of the lobsters and add those to the slow cooker.
- Stir, cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours.
- Remove the lobster tail ends and discard.
- Using a blender or immersion blender puree the soup mixture to your desired chunkiness. (I pureed half until smooth and the other half just a light puree.)
- Add the soup back into the crock-pot if you used a regular blender.
- Add your lobster tails to the soup, cover and cook 45 minutes on LOW or until the shells turn red and the lobster meat is cooked.
- Remove lobster tails from the soup and let cool slightly.
- While the lobster is cooling add the cream and stir.
- With a sharp knife cut each lobster tail in half long-ways and remove the lobster flesh from the shells.
- Discard shells and roughly chop lobster meat and add back into the soup.
- Serve and enjoy!