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San Diego - Meritage/Sbicca Lobster-Shrimp Bisque - Guess the Ingredients!

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ExercisetoEat Aug 7, 2007 02:45 PM

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Hi San Diego Chowhounds,

I have a challenge for you all. The lobster-shrimp bisque at the Meritage/Sbicca restaurants is the best I've ever tasted. I have moved out of the area to the very seafood deprived Midwest and suffer from serious bisque cravings. I would love to try and replicate the recipe so I can enjoy a bit of San Diego more than once or twice a year. Any help from fellow hounds who have tried the soup at Meritage/Sibcca would be very much appreciated!

So far I believe the ingredients include:

shrimp
lobster
broth (fish perhaps?)
a small amount of cream
cayenne or some other pepper to give it a nice kick

A lot of recipes online call for Worcestershire sauce, but I'm not certain if this is in the version at Meritage.

What else? Thanks for any ideas and help!

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    jturtle Aug 7, 2007 03:02 PM

    Lots and lots of butter (the highest quality you can find) and some sort of cognac or brandy.
    Also why don't you just call them? I bet they might tell...

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    1. re: jturtle
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      ExercisetoEat Aug 8, 2007 07:19 AM

      It's one of their signature dishes, I figured I couldn't get so lucky.

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