Oyster Soup

Oyster Soup
  • Servings: 4
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  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 20 shucked oysters, with their juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, chervil, or combination of both
  • Several drops fresh lemon juice
  • 2 pinches ground white pepper


1. In a heavy medium saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the celery and onion. Sauté until softened but not browned, about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the paste cooks for 2 minutes. Be careful not to let it brown.

3. Over medium high heat add the milk and evaporated milk, whisking vigorously until the mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil while stirring with the whisk. Lower the heat, and cook, stirring for 3 to 4 minutes more.

4. On low heat stir in oysters and salt. Maintaining a bare simmer, cook the oysters for only 2-3 minutes. (The oysters only need to be heated through. Overcooking the oysters will cause them to toughen.)

5. Remove from heat, stir in parsley and/or chervil, lemon juice and white pepper and serve.

Nutritional Analysis:
Cals: 200, T.Fat: 14gm, S.Fat: 8gm, Chol: 62mg, Sod: 418mg, T.Carb: 12gm, Fiber: TR, Pro: 8gm

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