How to Make The Original SoupMan Lobster Bisque Recipe at Home

If you’re a fan of Seinfeld, then you are aware of the Soup Man. Ali Yeganeh, the former owner of Soup Kitchen International (and subsequently The Original SoupMan chain), was hilariously lampooned in an iconic episode of the show.

Yegoneh was already well known for his delicious soup and his aggressive personality. Famous for making his customers follow strict rules if they wanted a bowl of soup. No talking was allowed until you placed your order.

If you failed to follow the rules, it was “no soup for you.” The episode is one of the series’ most popular, but Yeganeh was not happy. He took it as an insult and didn’t like the attention and chaos it brought to his orderly soup store.

In fact, when Jerry Seinfeld visited the store a few weeks after the episode aired, Ali cursed him and threw him out of the store yelling “no soup for you.” Fortunately, many of his soup recipes are available online, including this one for lobster bisque.

For lobster lovers, it doesn’t get much better than a delicious, creamy bowl of lobster bisque. There’s just something unique about the earthy sweetness of this soup.

With its velvety cream covering fresh vegetables and layers of herbs, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more satisfying soup. Lobster bisque is fabulous if you’re having guests or are just hanging out at home on a chilly evening.

With this copycat version of The Original SoupMan Lobster Bisque Recipe, you get all of the tastiness and the only rule is to enjoy.

How To Make The Original SoupMan Lobster Bisque Recipe At Home


  • 2 cups of white wine
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 lobster (about 2 pounds)
  • 4 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 1/2 cup of grated carrots
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of puréed tomatoes


  1. In a large pot, drop in the butter and olive oil.
  2. Add in the carrots, celery, onion, spinach, and garlic.
  3. Season with some salt and pepper
  4. Sauté for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Add in the bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, and the lobster.
  6. Cook for about 1 minute and then pour in the white wine.
  7. After about 7 to 8 minutes, remove the lobster and take off the shell.
  8. Set the lobster meat aside and put the shells back into the broth along with the tomato purée.
  9. Simmer on a low heat for one hour.
  10. Take out the shells and the bay leaf.
  11. Purée the mixture with a hand blender until smooth.
  12. Add in the heavy cream and milk. Stir well.
  13. Simmer for 1 minute.
  14. Cut the lobster into small bits.
  15. Take the bisque off the stove and add in the lobster bits.
  16. Cover and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes.
  17. Uncover and ladle into bowls. Garnish with some parsley and a few drops of lemon juice if desired.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 16 grams
  • Cholestetol: 66 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 21 grams
  • Fiber: 2.9 grams
  • Sugar: 2 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Calcium: 81 grams

What Can I Pair With The SoupMan Lobster Bisque Recipe?

This lobster bisque recipe is awesome as a stand alone, but sometimes we want even more deliciousness. If you’re looking to serve up a side dish with your Original Soup Man lobster bisque recipe, take a look at these tasty creations.

1. Rib Eye Steak

Pair your bisque with a nice rib eye for a unique version of surf and turf. Make a nice garlic and butter sauce to drizzle on top and you’re good to go.

2. Hushpuppies

These puppies are traditionally served up with seafood, so it’s a great match. They are a great dipper for the soup too.

3. Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts go great with anything. But they’re sure to bring out the flavor of the lobster. Plus, you’ll get a ton of vitamins.

4. Cobb Salad

A Cobb salad is a healthy way to fill you up and it goes great with soup.

5. Sourdough Bread

Looking to keep it simple? Some fresh sourdough bread with butter is a perfect accompaniment to the bisque.

6. Roasted Butternut Squash With Bay Leaves

This squash is a healthy and delectable addition to your bowl of soup. Tasty and guilt free.

7. Mashed Cauliflower

Keep it light with this terrific mashed veggie. Add some light butter or olive oil with a bit of garlic for the perfect side.

8. Red Beans And Rice

Rice goes with seafood. Spice it up with some red beans, cilantro, garlic, and red pepper.

9. Baked Kale Gratin

A nice low calorie, creamy choice to pair with any bisque. It is full of vitamins and cheesy goodness.

10. Mac And Cheese

If your looking for a side that’s full of old-fashioned comfort and taste, look no further than mac and cheese.

How Can I Store Leftover Lobster Bisque?

If you are lucky enough to have some leftover lobster bisque, it does refrigerate and freeze quite well.

If you plan on finishing the leftovers soon, feel free to place it in an airtight container and put it in the fridge. Beware, it will only last for 2 days in the refrigerator. The cream in the soup tends to spoil quickly after being boiled, then put on ice.

If you’d like to save your soup for further into the future, you can place it in the freezer. It will last about 3 months, so long as you have placed it in an airtight container.

Make sure to leave room at the top, as the soup will expand. Label the container with the date and store it at the back of the freezer. The back is better because it stays at a more constant temperature.

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