Lobster Butternut Squash Bisque

INGREDIENTS
1 medium-sized butternut squash 
2 cloves garlic 
1 medium-sized yellow onion 
3 branches of celery 
2 medium-sized carrots
4 Tbsp vegetable oil 
3 1/2 qts lobster stock
1 lobster
2 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/2 quart heavy cream 
1/4 cup sherry vinegar 
Salt to taste 

DIRECTIONS
[1] Peel butternut squash, carrots, onions and cut all the vegetables in a medium-sized dish—doesn’t have to be perfect.

[2] Preheat a large soup pot, add vegetable oil.

[3] Sauté the vegetables for 3 minutes, till they get a nice golden-brown.

[4] Add lobster stock and whole lobsters.

[5] Add cinnamon, as well as salt pepper to taste.

[6] Cooking time is about 30-40 minutes, until veggies are soft enough to puree.

[7] Add heavy cream and sherry vinegar, then remove the lobster and pick the meat.

[8] Place in blender of VitaMix.

[9] Remember, if you blend while hot, start the blender on a slow speed. Add lobster stock, as needed.

Recipe Courtesy Sodel Concepts