Chef Chuck's Lobster Soup

Zuppa di Aragosta

Lobster soup is an elegant soup to serve your guests for the holidays. The sweetness of the lobster, combined with the buttery pine nuts, and all the fresh organic vegetables, olives and herbs made this a superior soup. Served over orzo it was comforting recipe.

Lobster Soup

2 lobsters
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup pine nuts
a handful of black olives, halved
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cups vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup orzo

Remove lobster meat from shell and cut in small pieces, reserve shell. In a large pot heat olive oil and cook tomato paste for 3-4 minutes. Add and saute onions, carrots, celery and red bell pepper for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and stir in 1 minute. Add pine nuts, olives, lemon juice, broth, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Place lobster shell in the pot,cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Add lobster meat and parsley turn off cover for 3 minutes and the lobster will cook from the heat of the soup. Remove lobster shell. Cook orzo in a separate pot and add to soup when serving it.


  1. Nice recipe, I feel aroma from the monitor!

  2. Hi iris, ~This one you would like~
    Thank you :~)

  3. Hi Chef Chuck-Found you thru Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino's blog. Gorgeous lobster soup. It looks divine. Also, I browsed thru your other recipes, and love them all, along with the photos, as well!

  4. Hi Elisabeth, So glad you enjoy my recipes!
    Thank you :)

  5. Your soup looks divine. Oh lobster! It costs a fortune over here. The best lobster I ever had was when I visited the USA. That was over 20 years ago and the memory is still fresh. Time for another visit!!!

  6. Hi casalba, Yes I agree on occasion we enjoy! That's funny I am coming to Italy soon, I won't get the Lobster!
    Thank you :)!

  7. That is a gorgeous looking soup. I am actually tempted to do that instead of our usual clam chowder on Christmas eve!

  8. hey chef this is Alfonso from bradshaw thanks for helpin out and your knifes are awesome

  9. Hello Carolyn, Yes that may be a good idea! It is a flavorful soup... Enjoy, thank you :)

  10. Thank you, Alfonso it was fun showing you some culinary knife skills :)

  11. This would make a delightful meal for the holidays. Very decadent.

  12. Hi Bridgett, I agree!
    Thank you my friend :)

  13. Waw!! Your lobster soup is so festive!! A grand recipe!

  14. Hi Sophie! Your the grand one!!Thank you, I hope all is well :)