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Lobster soup recipe – best soup in Hamburg

Prep time: 30 minutes | Baking time: 2 hours
5 from 6 votes
Favorite and popular recipe for traditional lobster soup from the Kempinski Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg. The best lobster soup recipe and fish soup recipe for special occasions with lobster.
Lobster soup recipe - Best soup in Hamburg with tradition since 1909 - instructions simple recipe for lobster soup - always succeeds - a recipe over decades not public, VIPs love this lobster soup from Hamburg - Restaurant Atlantic Hamburg - Fine Dining Experience - Foodblog

Lobster soup recipe – best soup in Hamburg

5 from 6 votes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 2 hours
Favorite and popular recipe for traditional lobster soup from the Kempinski Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg. The best lobster soup recipe and fish soup recipe for special occasions with lobster.

Lobster soup recipe – best soup in Hamburg

5 from 6 votes

This post is also available in: German

Ingredients
 
  • 2 lobster per lobster about 500g
  • 50 g fennel
  • 50 g celery
  • 100 g vegetable onion
  • 10 tomatoes ripe or peeled tomatoes
  • 50 ml white wine dry Riesling
  • 20 ml cognac brandy
  • 2 leaves fresh laurel
  • 5 peppercorns pressed
  • 5 branches basil
  • 50 g sugar snap peas
  • 400 ml whipped cream
  • 400 ml lobster stock alternatively fish stock or water

This post is also available in: Deutsch (German)

Best lobster soup recipe of the best soup in Hamburg. To get a recipe for a soup with a tradition of almost 150 years is of course special. Which chef allows himself to look over his shoulder and reveal the secrets for which his restaurant and hotel is world famous. Stars from all over the world travel to Hamburg just to eat the famous “lobster soup” at noon at the Kempinski Atlantic Hotel Hamburg. I didn’t want to believe it at first, but the recipe was created before 1900 and is still used that way today and served accordingly.

Lobster soup recipe and ingredients for the “lobster soup” Franz Pfordte style

The Kempinski Atlantic Hotel Hamburg has kindly allowed me to give you the ingredients for the restaurant, so that you can cook your own lobster soup at home and get a feeling of the wide world and great tradition.

The lobster soup recipe is designed for four people, but you can believe me, I would only try the soup with your partner or best friend for now, because I’m not sure you would want to share it then.

You can find the lobster soup recipe notes and how to process the ingredients directly in my recipe at the bottom of the page.

After I already told you about the secret room in the first part of my report about the Kempinski Atlantic Hotel Hamburg on my lifestyle blog, it’s now time to reveal the secret why the soup is so famous that guests from all over the world, even if they don’t stay at the hotel (which is actually a shame), book a table – just to be able to eat this soup once.

I could hardly believe it either, but the dish is served over 2,500 times a year – always freshly prepared, always the special course. While in the past it was the passengers of the Hamburg-America Line who were preparing for the great voyage or ate the first dish in Europe upon arrival, today it is people like you and me, but also many celebrities from all over the world, who stop by there because of “this” soup.

Often, however, it does not remain with a lobster soup, but the evening ends at the well-stocked bar and in the cigar lounge and the next time they spend the night directly in the house – it makes life and the daily routine then also much easier. But how did the special soup come about and what is the lobster soup recipe…

Lobster soup recipe - Best soup in Hamburg with tradition since 1909 - instructions simple recipe for lobster soup - always succeeds - a recipe over decades not public, VIPs love this lobster soup from Hamburg - Restaurant Atlantic Hamburg - Fine Dining Experience - Foodblog

Lobster soup recipe – according to original “Atlantic” tradition

According to tradition, the original lobster soup recipe comes from Franz Pfordte, who was born back in 1840 and was considered one of the greatest chefs of the time. Emperors and kings, dukes and artists went to his restaurants – it was the most famous restaurant in the area and everyone knew the lobster soup.

In 1909, the then hotel director of the Atlantic Hotel lured Franz Pfordte to the new hotel and together they opened the restaurant. A contact that benefited both sides – many guests no longer just visited the restaurant, but became interested in the hotel as well.

After many difficult years, it was the chefs of the modern age who revived the old tradition and so it happened one day in the 21st century that Rod Stewart again ordered lobster soup in the restaurant and asked for the lobster soup recipe until the chef softened and gave it to him personally – only for private use. Rod Steward is still a welcome guest today and told an American television program about the lobster soup recipe and the best “lobster soup worldwide”. The result is well known – everybody wants to try the lobster soup and also I did it and I have the secret lobster soup recipe for you today…

I can tell you, with me the lobster soup and lobster soup recipe will also become a tradition in Hamburg, it tasted exquisite and I will certainly try the lobster soup recipe of the lobster soup personally on an appropriate occasion. A really nice experience.

A special feature of the lobster soup in the restaurant at the Atlantic Kempinski Hotel is, of course, the way the soup is served. A plate with half the lobster is in front of you, the soup from a silver tureen is spread over the lobster. A truly beautiful experience…

Lobster soup recipe - Best soup in Hamburg with tradition since 1909 - instructions simple recipe for lobster soup - always succeeds - a recipe over decades not public, VIPs love this lobster soup from Hamburg - Restaurant Atlantic Hamburg - Fine Dining Experience - Foodblog

More moments and great dishes

Of course, the lobster soup in the restaurant is a real highlight that you should try, but I also tried other dishes on the menu and it was really a wonderful culinary journey through the different cuisines of the world – always with a touch of “wanderlust” and thoughts of the great voyage across the Atlantic….

So you should definitely try the fillet of beef “Rossini” or the wild fish “turbot” – I could try all day, the different dishes on the menu – just much too tempting.

A sweet conclusion must of course not be missing from the dishes and so I opted for the “Red fruit jelly with vanilla sauce”, as well as variations of Valrhona chocolate… a perfect ending of the great day or not…?

The special art at the Kempinski Atlantic Hotel Hamburg

Of course, you know the famous guests who stay at the hotel, the stars and celebrities who walk the red carpet to events in Hamburg, the stars who have their events at the hotel or even the famous scenes from movies that were shot at the hotel.

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Also try our delicious bread with this soup…
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However, the most famous guest of the hotel is a German artist who has already lived in the hotel for decades and only briefly looked for another hotel during the renovation. Udo Lindenberg and the Atlantic Hotel have a long friendship and also many great moments.

So it is not surprising that the paintings that Udo Lindenberg has painted over the years can be seen in a small exhibition in the hotel and I must admit, many really very beautiful paintings and drawings that you simply should have seen once.

Update: In the meantime, the hotel and restaurant is no longer part of the Kempinski Group, but belongs to Broermann Health & Heritage Hotels

Lobster Soup Recipe Atlantic – Best Soup in Hamburg

5 from 6 votes
Lobster soup recipe - Best soup in Hamburg with tradition since 1909 - instructions simple recipe for lobster soup - always succeeds - a recipe over decades not public, VIPs love this lobster soup from Hamburg - Restaurant Atlantic Hamburg - Fine Dining Experience - Foodblog
Favorite and popular recipe for traditional lobster soup from the Kempinski Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg. The best lobster soup recipe and fish soup recipe for special occasions with lobster.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cooking time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Appetizer & Starter, Soup
Cuisine German
Servings 4 portions
Calories 223 kcal

Equipment

  • cooking pot large
  • soup ladle
  • lobster cracker
  • cutting knife
  • cutting board
  • hand blender

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 lobster per lobster about 500g
  • 50 g fennel
  • 50 g celery
  • 100 g vegetable onion
  • 10 tomatoes ripe or peeled tomatoes
  • 50 ml white wine dry Riesling
  • 20 ml cognac brandy
  • 2 leaves fresh laurel
  • 5 peppercorns pressed
  • 5 branches basil
  • 50 g sugar snap peas
  • 400 ml whipped cream
  • 400 ml lobster stock alternatively fish stock or water

Recipe-Instruction
 

  • Cook lobster in boiling salted water for 4 minutes, then rinse in ice water and let the claws steep individually in the cooking water for another 7 minutes. Start 4 minutes timer here // Start 7 minutes timer here
    2 lobster
  • Break out the lobster parts, clean them and remove the intestines. Wash and chop the lobster carcasses.
  • Fry carcasses in neutral vegetable oil, cut vegetables into 1x1cm cubes and fry with them. Add spices, deglaze with cognac and flambé.
    50 g (1.70 oz) fennel
    50 g (1.70 oz) celery
    100 g (3.50 oz) vegetable onion
    2 leaves fresh laurel
    5 peppercorns
    5 branches basil
    20 ml (1 ⅓ tbsp) cognac brandy
  • Add tomatoes and fill up with 400ml lobster stock, 50ml white wine and cream.
    10 tomatoes
    50 ml (1.70 floz) white wine
    400 ml (1 ⅔ cups) lobster stock
    400 ml (1 ⅔ cups) whipped cream
  • Slowly bring to a boil and add herbs. Reduce heat and let steep for about 2 hours. Start 120 minutes timer here
  • Strain lobster stock through a fine hair sieve and season to taste. Warm the gutted lobster meat in the separate lobster stock and divide among four soup plates.
  • Froth the lobster soup with a hand blender and serve. The lobster soup is put on the lobster meat with lobster stock and visible sugar snap peas in front of the guest.
    50 g (1.70 oz) sugar snap peas
    Lobster soup recipe - Best soup in Hamburg with tradition since 1909 - instructions simple recipe for lobster soup - always succeeds - a recipe over decades not public, VIPs love this lobster soup from Hamburg - Restaurant Atlantic Hamburg - Fine Dining Experience - Foodblog

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lobster Soup Recipe Atlantic – Best Soup in Hamburg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 631mg27%
Potassium 1140mg33%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 3049IU61%
Vitamin C 54mg65%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cream soup, creamy soup, fish soup, lobster soup
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So the hotel offers you so many possibilities that you just have to experience once – a real luxury hotel with a long history. If you’re ever thinking of starting a cruise from Hamburg, you should definitely stay at the Kempinski Atlantic Hotel Hamburg one night before to get in the perfect mood. I will certainly visit the hotel again when I’m in Hamburg… (even without a planned cruise) and maybe even just for the lobster soup.

At home, I like to recreate the lobster soup recipe as a reminder and make some delicious bread to go with it, fresh salmon and then my raspberry chocolate cupcakes for dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 lobster per lobster about 500g
  • 50 g fennel
  • 50 g celery
  • 100 g vegetable onion
  • 10 tomatoes ripe or peeled tomatoes
  • 50 ml white wine dry Riesling
  • 20 ml cognac brandy
  • 2 leaves fresh laurel
  • 5 peppercorns pressed
  • 5 branches basil
  • 50 g sugar snap peas
  • 400 ml whipped cream
  • 400 ml lobster stock alternatively fish stock or water

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2 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Had a lobster soup some years ago in Boston and it was delicious. Always looking for a special recipe and I love this one. Really think about going to Hamburg in the future and might test the original one. Thank you for sharing!

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