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Oyster Soup

Creamy and comforting, this meal in a bowl is so tasty you’ll be tempted to lick the bowl clean.

How long will it take?

30 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 6

What do I need?

  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 dozen oysters
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ¼ cup cream
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Tabasco sauce (optional)

How do I make it?

  1. Remove oysters from their shells and place in a bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir vigorously, then reduce heat to low and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until it is a pale tan colour.
  3. Add celery and onions and increase heat to medium and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, then slowly add the milk and cream, stirring constantly. Season to taste and if you would like a little spice, add Tabasco to taste.
  4. Reduce heat to very low, ensuring the soup does not boil and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Add oysters and cook for 2 minutes or until the edges of the oysters just start to curl. You can choose to puree the soup if you would prefer a smooth texture or otherwise serve as is, topped with a piece of crusty baguette and a little grated parmesan cheese.

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