May 13, 2010

Lemon Bisque


Loving that summer feeling

Now I'm pretty much featuring seafood recipes this week but hey, today is Thursday and that means something sweet.

So what goes well after eating a good seafood platter? Well, around here pretty much anything and I would normally go with something citrus, like Key Lime Pie, Mandarin Orange Sherbet, or something with fruit and coconut flavors mingling together to finish off the palate.

I remembered this one, a favorite here in Mobile that is just perfect for summertime and is so refreshing. The recipe makes two pies which is great since it is so darn good. Enjoy!

Lemon Bisque

1 -3 ounce package lemon Jello
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
Juice and grated zest of 1 large lemon
1 -13 ounce can evaporated milk, refrigerated overnight
Vanilla wafers, crushed
Melted butter
    Dissolve Jello in the boiling water. Add sugar, lemon juice and zest mixing well. Set aside to cool. When it starts to congeal, beat Jello with an electric mixture or egg beater until fluffy. Whip the chilled evaporated milk and fold in the Jello.

    Place crushed vanilla wafers in the bottom of two pie pans to form a crust. Brush with melted butter. Divide bisque between the two pans. Place in the refrigerator and keep cold.

    Note: Also good using ginger cookies for the crusts. Sprinkle additional crumbs over the top if desired or garnish with candied fruit.

    12 comments :

    1. So refreshing and delicious!!! Perfect after seafood. Also look forward to more seafood recipes!

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    2. Sounds like a yummy pie and perfect for summer :)

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    3. That is the most perfect pie in history.

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    4. What a great warm weather dessert!

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    5. What a lovely dessert. This looks like one I could make. Making desserts and I don't always get along.

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    6. Looks great, thanks for sharing!

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    7. this looks lovely! i imagine it would go down quite well after a refreshing meal with some of your wonderful seafood recipes this week. sounds great.

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    8. Hi Drick,
      This another cool recipe from you. I saved this in my recipe box.

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    9. Who said a bisque has to just be a seafood soup? This works for a great summer dessert!

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    10. How fun! I do enjoy a vanilla wafer... especially in a delectable dessert!

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    11. jealous of good weather! cold and wet in melbourne today.

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    12. This looks so amazing and sounds delicious!

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