The first time I heard about Lohikeitto I was at home watching the Food network. It was a special episode about the traditional food and cuisine of Finland. As soon as I heard about Lohikeitto, this amazing salmon soup I decided I wanted to make my own recipe with a homemade lobster fumet. Jean-Félix was not super excited about the idea so I waited until I had a guest over to try it. It was amazing … and believe me or not, it became one of Jean-Félix’s favourites. He always asks for Lohikeitto now. HA-HA-HA It’s so comforting. This soup makes you feel warm and happy. In Finland they will serve the Lohikeitto with rye bread but I much more prefer with a big loaf of bread.
Lobster is clearly one of my favourite things in the world! I could eat some every day. Pasta, risotto, club sandwiches, garlic butter, bisque… Every way to eat lobster is a good way for me! This delicious seafood is a real treasure. You can use everything and honestly, you should. Never throw the shells of that gem away! It’s a crime. HA-HA-HA Its shell is like gold! So precious. The flavour you can extract from it is amazing! Almost unbelievable! For stock, cream, broth, oil and so much more!!! I have always wanted to honour every single part of my lobster!