- In a saucepan over medium heat, soften the onion and garlic in the butter. Add the celery and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the broth and basil. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Add the potatoes. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the basil sprig. Add the peas, lobster and cream. Cook for about 1 minute or until the peas and lobster are warmed through. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
Garlic and Herb Bread
- Rub the cut side of the garlic clove on each hamburger bun. Butter and sprinkle with the herbs.
- Pour the chowder into bowls. Garnish with thin strips of zucchini. Sprinkle with herbs.
Buttery and sweet hamburger buns make a delicious, lobster roll-inspired side for this soup. It can also be served with toasted baguette.