This silky smooth bisque is served in Forman’s Restaurant. Lobster shells are roasted off to intensify the flavour then flambéed in cognac to add a gentle kick. A rich stock is made with the shells, then we add double cream, a touch of tomato purée and butter. It’s sublime.
The large bisque serves six so makes a very easy, very classy dinner party starter for less than £1.70 a head – in Scott’s or Sheekeys you’d pay a small fortune – or a memorable canapé served as shown in a smart shot glass.
1.5l Kilner Jar – serves 6
500ml pot – serves 2