Gluten-Free Lobster Bisque Recipe

Gluten Free Lobster Bisque Recipe Image Teri Gruss

Teri Lee Gruss

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
406 Calories
26g Fat
19g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 406
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 850mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 436mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A bisque is a rich, creamy soup made with one or more types of seafood, cream or milk, and the bisque is often thickened with flour. Our version of easy, gluten-free lobster bisque is thickened with sweet rice flour, which gives this lovely, savory soup a silky, rich body.


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons finely diced scallions

  • 1 stalk celery finely diced, with leaves

  • 4 tablespoons rice flour

  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half, plus more or less if needed

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon cane sugar

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sherry, to taste

  • 10 ounces cooked lobster meat, coarsely chopped

  • Salt, to taste

  • Ground pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Add diced scallions and celery and cook for about 3 minutes until vegetables begin to soften. Add sweet rice flour and whisk to blend into vegetables. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Slowly pour half-and-half into vegetable mixture and stir until blended. Stir in tomato paste. Cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes or until bisque begins to thicken. Add paprika, Old Bay seasoning, cayenne, sugar, and sherry. Stir to blend. Add cooked lobster meat, then salt and pepper to taste. Simmer bisque over low heat for about 5 minutes, until heated through. Don't boil.

  3. Serve hot.


Be sure to blot lobster meat with a tea towel to remove excess liquid, which can thin the bisque.

Feel free to adjust the amount of half-and-half if you like a little thicker or thinner.

Reminder: Avoid gluten cross-contamination in the kitchen. Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels.

Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.