Lobster Bisque Elegante

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 8
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4 medium frozen rock lobster tails -- weighing about 8 ounce
3 cups water
1 tablespoon chicken seasoned stock base
1 tablespoon onion flakes
6 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 piece bay leaf
1 tablespoon vegetable flakes
3 teaspoon peppercorns
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon bon appetit seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk
1 cup cream -- light

Preparation / Directions:

Bring enough water to a boil to cover lobster tails; add 1 tsp salt to each 1 quart of water. Drop frozen lobster tails into water and boil 11 minutes (or 3 minutes plus the weight of the largest lobster tail) Remove meat from lobster shells and dice. Set aside. Crush shells and put in saucepan. Add the 3 cups water, seasoned stock base, onion flakes, coriander seed, bay leaf, vegetable flakes and peppercorns. Simmer 30 minutes; strain. Melt butter; stir in flour, bon appetit and salt. Cook until bubbly. Remove from heat and add milk. Simmer over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in lobster stock, lobster meat and cream. Do not allow it to boil. Serve piping hot. Source: Spices of the World Cookbook by McCormick

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