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READY IN:
3hrs 30mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For Bisque.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Roast the shrimp shells, celery, onion and carrot in a pan for 45 minutes then place them in a 4 quart stockpot.
  4. Add the fish bones, onion, bay leaf and black peppercorns and cover with cold water.
  5. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  6. Skim any impurities off the top as they occur.
  7. After the stock has cooked for two hours remove it from the stove and strain it through a fine sauce strainer.
  8. Return the stock to the pot and add the sherry and the tomato paste and allow to simmer for another twenty minutes.
  9. Whisk in the lobster or shrimp base and then the whipping cream and allow to simmer for an additional five minutes then set aside till ready to serve.
  10. Just prior to service add the prawns, mushrooms and asparagus and allow to poach for 3 to 4 minutes or until the prawns are just barely poached through.
  11. Adjust the flavor with kosher salt if necessary.
  12. For the Cappuccino.
  13. In four, warm demi-tasse cups place the lobster claw, ladle the bisque over it and top with a dollop of the milk foam.
  14. Grate whole nutmeg over the milk foam.

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