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Keto Friendly RecipeTo the untrained eye, the lobster bisque at your favorite seafood spot may seem like a safe bet compared to a lobster roll or some breaded calamari. When you break it down though, a bowl of lobster bisque can add up to a whole lot of carbs, not to mention calories!

Besides the obvious (and low carb) ingredient of lobster chunks, you’ve probably got several high carb foods blended in that soup! Let’s start with veggies: most lobster bisques will have tomatoes, carrots, onions and garlic – all high carb veggies unfortunately. Moving on to the broth is where you’ll find the majority of the hidden carbs: many chefs will thicken their bisques with roux (a mixture of butter and flour), cornstarch or potatoes!

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Lobster bisque is a delicious option for anyone who loves lobster meat, but all the ingredients together make a ketogenic dieter’s downfall. Fortunately, knowing all the ingredients helps us lower that carb count so that we can enjoy our lobster bisques again! In our easy lobster bisque, we upped the fat count, adding a good amount of cream, found a low sugar tomato paste, as well as limited the high carb vegetables. We also thickened the bisque using xanthan gum!

A little xanthan gum goes a long way, especially when you’re cooking a dish. The heat helps “activate” the xanthan gum and will continue to do so while you cook. We find it best to add the xanthan gum at the end, little by little until the lobster bisque is to your liking.

Feel free to make any changes to the bisque to lower the carbs even further! We found a good balance at 8 grams of carbs per serving. That way, it’s low enough to keep us under our limit, as well as allows all the vegetables’ flavors to still shine through. If you prefer, you can purchase fresh lobsters and use their carcasses to flavor the bisque more, but what makes this an easy lobster bisque recipe is the packaged lobster chunks from Trader Joe’s. Using these already cooked and cut chunks, you can have this dinner ready in about an hour! Just whip up the broth and add the lobster chunks.

Tip: Considering using a seafood broth if you’re not using the lobster carcasses. It’ll help bring some more seafood flavor to the lobster bisque.

Easy Lobster Bisque, Low Carb and Low Cal (P)

Easy Lobser Bisque, Low Carb and Low Cal
Easy Lobster Bisque
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Macros per serving:
• 220 Calories
• 15g of Fat
• 12g of Protein
• 8g of Carbs
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 servings 20 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 servings 20 minutes 1 hour
Easy Lobser Bisque, Low Carb and Low Cal
Easy Lobster Bisque
Votes: 27
Rating: 4.67
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Macros per serving:
• 220 Calories
• 15g of Fat
• 12g of Protein
• 8g of Carbs
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 servings 20 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 servings 20 minutes 1 hour
Servings: servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by chopping your garlic, onion, celery and carrots pretty finely. The end result will be blended so don't worry too much about sizes.
  2. Cook onion in olive oil in a soup pot until fragrant, then add garlic and cook until the pan starts looking a little blackened and crusty at the bottom.
    Cook onions and garlic
  3. Deglaze the pot using the white wine and then add the celery and carrot.
    Deglaze
  4. Pour in your broth, brandy and tomato paste, stir to incorporate.
    Let simmer
  5. Add in your spices and let the soup simmer for an hour.
    Add spices
  6. Once the soup has cooked and the spices have let out their flavors, remove and discard the bay leaves.
  7. Add your cream and allow to come to a simmer again.
    Add cream
  8. Then add in a small amount of xanthan gum at a time while stirring the soup. You should see it start to thicken.
  9. You want to blend the soup BEFORE adding the chunks of lobster. Lobster bisque is a creamy consistent soup with chunks of lobster. If you'd like a chunkier bisque, feel free to not blend at all, but for the authentic feeling, blend first, add lobster last.
    Lobster tails!
  10. Pour the soup into a large blender and blend until creamy.
  11. If your lobster is uncooked, simply cut it into chunks and saute it in some butter or olive oil in a pan. If your lobster is frozen, feel free to saute it in butter anyway!
  12. Pour your bisque into a bowl and add your lobster chunks, stir until combined.
  13. Dress the lobster bisque with lemon juice, green onion, chives or parsley and enjoy!
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