Chesapeake Oyster Bisque Recipe

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Chesapeake Oyster Bisque

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Ingredients

1 qt
oysters
1
bay leaf
2
onions
2
celery, stalks
1/2 c
butter
1/4 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
white pepper
1 pt
cream
1/4 c
sherry

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Slice onions and dice celery.
2
Drain oysters and save liquid; oysters may be chopped or left whole as desired.
3
Add water to oyster liquid to make 1 quart.
4
In stock pot, combine bay leaf, one onion, and celery and simmer for about 1 hour uncovered.
5
Remove from heat; allow to cool for about 1 hour, strain, and set aside.
6
In butter, saute remaining onion and celery; cook for about 5 minutes or until pale in color.
7
Add flour and stir well, but DO NOT BROWN.
8
Add some strained oyster stock: stir well to prevent lumps from forming.
9
Add remaining stock and heat until hot and thickened (about 10-15 minutes).
10
Add oysters and cream; heat about 5 minutes more.
11
Add sherry and ladle into serving bowls and garnish with chopped parsley.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy