A Delicious Seafood Soup: Lobster, Crab, and Scallops

TLDRLearn how to make a flavorful seafood soup with lobster, crab, and scallops. Watch as we steam the shellfish and prepare a delicious stock. Our soup is packed with flavor and perfect for a rainy day!

Key insights

🦞We start by steaming fresh lobster and crab to use in the soup.

🐟The key to a flavorful soup is making a delicious stock, which we build with onions, garlic, bacon, and various aromatic ingredients.

🍅Fresh tomatoes and sun golds add a bright and acidic element to the soup.

🍄We add mushrooms like shiitake and maitake to enhance the earthy flavors of the seafood.

🔪To clean the scallops, remove the skirt and liver, and give them a quick rinse in ice water.


Can I use frozen seafood instead of fresh?

While fresh seafood is ideal for the best flavor, you can use frozen seafood as well. Just make sure to thaw it properly before using.

How long do I need to cook the shellfish to steam them?

Steaming times can vary depending on the size and type of shellfish. Generally, lobster and crab take about 15 minutes, while scallops only need a few minutes.

What can I substitute for bacon in the stock?

If you prefer a vegetarian option, you can omit the bacon or use smoked paprika or liquid smoke for a hint of smoky flavor.

Can I make the soup in advance?

Yes, you can make the stock and prep the ingredients in advance. Store them separately and combine when ready to serve.

What other seafood can I add to the soup?

Feel free to get creative with your seafood choices. Shrimp, clams, and mussels would all be delicious additions to this soup.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction and overview of the seafood soup we'll be making.

03:33Start by steaming fresh lobster and crab to use in the soup.

08:39Prepare the stock by combining onions, garlic, bacon, and aromatic ingredients.

10:00Clean the scallops by removing the skirt and liver and rinsing in ice water.

11:52Place the shellfish in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.

12:12Continue simmering the stock and skim off any scum that forms.

13:00Add tomatoes, mushrooms, and other ingredients to the stock for extra flavor.

15:00Once the soup is ready, serve with a combination of lobster, crab, and scallops.