Happy Holidays fellow fishmongers! The holiday season is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. But with ugly Christmas sweater parties and family gatherings come lots of mouths to feed. So we were inspired by this TikTok video to create the easiest and most festive appetizer we could think of - a fast and simple lobster bisque with a mini holiday grilled cheese appetizer. But no, this is not a recipe for lobster bisque, this is a simple how-to with the soup we sell at Foremost.
More About Bisques
Bisque is a French-origin delicacy, celebrated worldwide, boasting a velvety texture and intense flavors derived from strained crustacean broths. Whether crafted from lobster, langoustine, crab, shrimp, or crayfish, bisque offers a variety of tastes. Not limited to seafood, the term 'bisque' extends to cream-based soups like squash, tomato, mushroom, and red pepper varieties. Bisque also showcases resourcefulness by transforming imperfect crustaceans into fine paste for added richness within each dish.
Simple Lobster Bisque with Mini Holiday Grilled Cheese Appetizer
We prefer the term ‘resourceful’ for this recipe post! We sell a great brand, Bay Shore, and a variety of soup flavors that can be stored in the freezer, including New England Clam Chowder, Shrimp & Corn Chowder, and this article’s choice, Lobster Bisque. All of them taste great, so why not use them this holiday season to impress your hosts or guests?
10-minutes prep time
20-minutes cook time
4 large or 8 small appetizers
1 lb. Fz. Bay Shore Lobster Bisque
4 large slices of bread (based on your preference for grilled cheese)
1 tbsp Butter
4 slices package of White Cheddar Cheese
4 slices package Mozzarella Cheese
The cheese selection can be changed based on your preference but mild cheeses are recommended to pair with the sweet, buttery flavor of lobster, i.e Gruyere, Swiss, American, Provolone
Rosemary (optional for decor)
Lobster Bisque Directions
Begin by bringing a large pot of water to a boil.
Gently place the frozen lobster bisque bag into the boiling water and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the bag from sticking to the bottom.
After cooking, carefully drain the hot water by placing the bag in a colander. Be cautious of the heat.
Follow any additional directions provided on the packaging for a flawless finish.
Festive Mini Grilled Sandwiches Directions
Take two slices of bread and sandwich four slices of cheese between them.
Flatten the sandwich using a rolling pin or spatula.
Add a touch of whimsy by using a cookie cutter of your choice to cut shapes around the edges. You can get creative and maximize your shapes – we got two stars from one large sandwich!
On low heat, melt butter in a pan.
Place your creations in the pan and grill to perfection, remembering to flip for an even golden brown on both sides.
Lobster Bisque and Festive Grilled Cheese Plating
Prepare the stage by arranging glassware and add a sprig of rosemary for a touch of the holidays.
Cut a corner of the bag and pour the Lobster Bisque into each glass.
Showcase your festive Grilled Cheese sandwiches on the edges of the glassware. For added support, consider using toothpicks to secure them in place.
Now enjoy the delicious bisque and festive grilled cheese!
At Foremost Seafood
Foremost Seafood is Dayton’s best local seafood market, serving the highest quality fresh and frozen products. Give us a call today at (937) 298-1986 to place your order or feel free to stop by and grab the frozen bisques and chowders from our front merchandisers. Our location is 1912 Woodman Center Dr. Kettering, OH. Don’t forget to tag us @foremostseafood in your seafood dishes as well!