Winter is the best time of year to enjoy a hot bowl of seafood soup, especially if you want to shake off the chill after walking in the snow. The next time you feel like the winter cold is getting to you, start cooking one of these delicious seafood soups to stay warm.
- Lobster Bouillabaisse
A bouillabaisse may take a bit of time to put together, so this is not the kind of dish that you should try to whip up in a hurry— a lobster bouillabaisse is best for a nice stay-at-home Sunday dinner or for a night when you are entertaining guests. It’s wise to make sure that your seafood is as fresh as you can possibly get it so that the taste is strong and robust. Don’t bother driving or walking to the nearest market because the best way to buy fresh lobster and seafood doesn’t require you to leave your home—you can order your ingredients online with the click of a button. With the help of the website Lobster Anywhere, you can get your seafood ingredients delivered right to your front door on the day that you plan to make your recipe.
What to serve with lobster bouillabaisse:
- Toasted baguette slices
- A basket of red grapes
- Lobster Bisque
A lobster bisque is a delicious soup that mixes the decadent taste of lobster meat with the richness of heavy cream. When you follow a classic lobster bisque recipe, it will ask for a lobster or fish base — this means a soup stock made with seafood ingredients. You can always buy a box or can of seafood stock from the store, but a homemade version will always taste better. You can make your own seafood stock ahead of time by using lobster shells and fish bones, along with aromatics like celery root and onion. When you put homemade stock as your soup base, your bisque will taste much heartier than if you simply used boiled water.
What to serve with lobster bisque:
- Garlic bread right out of the oven
- Green bean salad
- Clam Chowder
Chowder recipes change depending on the state or region, but the New England clam chowder recipe is considered the most popular and beloved. A traditional New England clam chowder recipe will involve thick slices of bacon, chunky peeled potatoes, local clams and cups of milk for richness. If you want to make the soup even more indulgent you can replace the milk with cups of heavy cream.
What to serve with clam chowder:
- Slices of cornbread with salted butter
- Cabbage and carrot slaw
When the winter weather starts to dip and the snow starts to fall, heat up your home by putting on a big pot of seafood soup. A bowl of French bouillabaisse, classic lobster bisque or New England clam chowder will be the perfect meal to fill you up and keep you warm on a cold day.