Almost Lobster Bisque
Low Carb Recipe
Monkfish has long been known as poor man's lobster, but if your budget allows, feel free to use lobster tail in this Almost Lobster Bisque recipe instead.
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup water
10 ounces monkfish fillet
1/2 cup dry sherry
1-1/2 teaspoons no sugar ketchup
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Guar or xanthan (optional)
1 scallion, finely sliced
First, combine the cream, half-and-half and water in a large, microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 5 to 6 minutes on 70 percent power.
While the cream is heating, cut the monkfish fillet into bite-size pieces. Bring the sherry to a simmer in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the monkfish, turn the burner down a touch and let the fish simmer in the sherry, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
Stir in the cream, which should be hot by now. Stir in the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and salt, and heat it only to a simmer. If you'd like your bisque thicker, feel free to use guar or xanthan. Ladle into dishes and top each serving with a scattering of sliced scallion.
Yield: 2 servings. 10 grams of carbohydrates, a trace of fiber and 26 grams of protein.