New Year's Lobster, e now Lobster Stock, is in search of how to best use...

So I took all the lobster shells from our New Year’s Eve dinner and created a great lobster stock yesterday. I have about 8-12 cups. What would be the best recipe for use of this stock? I have a brand new immersion blender and am partial to soups this time of year, but not a typical creamy lobster bisque. Something with a bit of cream is OK though. Most soups use chicken or beef stock, but I wonder if I can substitute lobster stock, and not including ramen/udon noodle soups, what soup recipe would be best? I am not planning on freezing the stock so I have about a week to find the perfect use. Ideas greatly appreciated, thank you!

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  • January 2, 2014
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Pegeen
Pegeen January 2, 2014

The lobster stock would be great for risotto. I'm assuming all the lobster meat was gobbled up but you could add shrimp instead.

You could make this recipe substituting the hot lobster stock for chicken stock. You could also sub white wine for the Pernod if you don't have any handy. I've made this several times without preserved lemons - just substitute a tablespoon or two of grated fresh lemon rind.
http://food52.com/recipes...

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LE BEC FIN
LE BEC FIN January 2, 2014

Add stock to tomatoes as base for seafood stew, bouillabaise, cioppino, etc. Combine with milk for grits cooking liquid. serve cajun spiced shrimp over the grits. Make Avgolemeno soup using lobster stock instead of chicken stock and sfd in place of chicken.

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Pegeen
Pegeen January 2, 2014

In case it's helpful:
How to Make Any Risotto in Five Steps:
http://food52.com/blog...

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bmgid
bmgid January 2, 2014

Dig the seafood stew and risotto ideas, much thanks Pegeen & Le Bec Fin!!! If only I had my fresh picked tomatoes now too :-) I did kick up the stock a bit though with some tomato paste which should work nicely with both ideas. Much Thanks!!!

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Chef KC
Chef KC January 2, 2014

A Paella would be really nice too! A few fresh seafood items and the rice cooked with your stock:) Sounds delicious!

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Pegeen
Pegeen January 3, 2014

Along LBF's seafood ideas - as a broth for mussels. The tomato base would be lovely, some wine, garlic, parsley.

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mickle
mickle January 3, 2014

Use stock to make a Thai shrimp soup--shrimp, hot pepper flakes or jalepeno, fish sauce, shredded napa cabbage, s/p, a little chopped cilantro to garnish

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bmgid
bmgid January 4, 2014

Thanks to everyones ideas. Im going risotto or paella depending on available seafood. Much thanks!

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