Oyster Bisque Recipe

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Oyster Bisque

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Ingredients

8 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
all purpose flour
5.5 c
milk
1/2 c
celery, diced
1/3 c
onions, diced
2 c
canned oysters with juice or fresh, diced
salt to taste
white pepper to taste
1/3 c
half and half or light cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt 7 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
2
Blend in flour and allow to cook approximately 2 minutes, stirring often.
3
Gradually add 5-1/2 cups of milk to the flour and butter mixture.
4
Heat slowly, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
5
Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan.
6
Add the diced celery and onions and saute until tender.
7
Add the diced oysters and juice and simmer until tender, approximately 5 minutes or until the edges curl, stirring gently.
8
Add salt and white pepper to taste.
9
Combine the oyster mixture to the thickened milk mixture.
10
Stir in cream.
11
If soup is not served immediately, hold soup hot, covered on a double boiler set up.
12
DO NOT BOIL AFTER OYSTERS AND CREAM ARE ADDED.

About this Recipe

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