Oyster Bisque

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
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How To Make

  • 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.

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