Mussels in a Lobster Bisque with Garlic Fries


I get a lot of friends that ask me what my favorite dish is, or ask, what foods I like the most. My answer, I love ALL foods!!  If you know me on a personal level, you know I have no shame is stuffing my face and eating everything in sight (I like to go to parties, for the food :P). But, in all honesty, seafood seems to always be my go to dish. I find seafood sits nice and light, and I don't get that heavy feeling, like you would after eating a big, fat, juice burger. Another great thing about seafood, is that it's easy to cook! I have this one dish that is killer, something I crave on a basis. Mussels in a lobster bisque with garlic fries. Drool, right?! I promise it wont disappoint, it tastes as good as it sounds. And, because I am a lover of fries, I am pairing the mussels with exactly that, garlic french fires. If fries aren't your thing (which is crazy!) then I would pair the mussel with a roasted rosemary bread. Keep in mind, you'll want something that will help soak up bisque.

Before getting started, PRE-HEAT YOUR OVEN! The garlic fries are going to take the longest to cook, so you'll want to toss them in first. But, before you get to that point they need to be seasoned. Here's what you'll need:

  • Olive Oil; Drizzle throughout cooky sheet.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pinch of Oregano
  • Pinch of Basil
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves; Use garlic press and spread throughout fries.

Once the fires are in the oven, mussels defrosting, you can start your prep work for the bisque. My favorite part of this dish, is that the prep work is minimal! BONUS. Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 tbsp of Lobster Bisque
  • 3 Cups of Cream
  • Whisk in 1/4 Cup of White Wine or Less
  • 1 Small Garlic Clove
  • 2 tbsp of Butter
  • 1/4 tsp of Tai Paste
  • Mussels

Cook butter, garlic, lobster bisque, and tai paste. Slowly add cream and white wine, let simmer for 3 min. Add mussels, and cook for 5-10min.