Make this smooth, creamy Instant Pot Lobster Bisque and your guests will think you’ve spent hours in the kitchen. Really? This lobster bisque recipe takes less than an hour from start to finish.
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I whipped up a rich, decadent Lobster Bisque and Mini Cheesecakes in my Instant Pot last week. Gasp! I know…You’re a little impressed, aren’t you? Well, so was my boyfriend. I mean, if someone serves you lobster (in any form), it tends to leave you feeling a bit pampered.
The great news is that this particular Instant Pot Lobster Bisque recipe doesn’t need to be held for a special occasion. Served with a side of rustic bread, this velvety smooth dish makes for a delicious every day meal. I think it may make it into regular rotation around here.
Instant Pot Lobster Bisque
Normally I would have pulled together all of the items for this dish together directly in my Instant Pot (basically the Inspector Gadget of small kitchen appliances), but at the time I had a few mini cheesecakes cooking.
While I was waiting, I simply mixed all of the ingredients together in my super-large Pyrex measuring cup. It holds 64-ounces, which works great for dinner recipes like this one, or waffle mix on Saturday mornings.
The first thing I added to my bowl was basic veggies – diced tomatoes, carrots and celery.
Which was quickly followed by chicken stock and a variety of spices, including Old Bay Seasoning. Old Bay is a staple blend used to season seafood dishes. It’s found in most grocery stores, but if your store doesn’t stock it regularly it’s easily accessible for a great price on Amazon.
I poured the well-seasoned mix into my Instant Pot and added the lobster, where I set it to cook for four minutes. Nope. You didn’t read that wrong. The soupy base for Lobster Bisque cooks in four minutes.
Once the soup was done, I set the Instant Pot to “Keep Warm.”
The next step is my favorite. I used an immersion blender to smooth out my bisque. I love using that little tool. It’s great for soups, simple smoothies and whisking eggs. An absolute must-have in the kitchen.
The next ingredient is the heavy cream. Yum.
What’s great about making this recipe at home is that you can control the fat content by changing up the amount of heavy cream you add to the dish. You could even substitute it with half and half if you’re looking to cut calories a bit. This Instant Pot Lobster Bisque makes about eight servings. It could easily be halved for a smaller family or meal.
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