Serving up bisque
The other day I was shopping at Choices Market. Oh my, how much I do enjoy shopping at Choices! Every time I go in to purchase one item, I come out with various new items that I never tried before or even set out to buy. For this certain visit, I sauntered over to the canned soup aisle and an unique looking soup grabbed my attention.
Hmmn, Bar New England Style Harbor Lobster Bisque from Maine. It had an original organic looking label made of natural kraft paper and sounded luscious for a canned soup. With a price of $5.99 – it should be. I decided to buy the bisque and give it a try.
So What is a Bisque?
Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly-seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth (coulis) of crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish. Read more here…
What is New England Style?
New England is a milk- or cream-based vs Manhattan soups have clear broth, plus tomato for red color and flavor.
The Verdict of Bar New England Style Harbor Lobster Bisque? The instructions suggested to add milk/cream. I only added 1/2 cup goat milk because it looked as though it would be too watered down if I added any more. The can was enough for one large soup bowl, so if you are planning to feed 2-4 people it may cost you $12-18 for 2-3 cans. I did enjoy the bisque, the base and itsy bitsy lobster pieces were very flavorful. It did need a little help with additional flavor though, so I added a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, tiny sprinkle of cayenne, some pepper, goat yogurt as a garnish with chives. After the additions, I did lap up the bisque quickly. I would buy this soup again and possibly add larger lobster pieces it it as well. I think I need to try to make a Lobster Bisque from scratch soon though – nothing will beat that, I am sure!
Soup Mistress Rating for Bar New England Style Harbor Lobster Bisque:
Healthy (+ slimming + low sodium): (3.5/5)
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