Elegant Oyster Soup

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Delicious. Takes a little extra time, but it's worth the effort. Serve hot with green salad and crusty French bread

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup carrot, finely chopped

  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped

  • ½ cup celery, finely chopped

  • ½ cup button mushrooms, chopped

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 quart chicken broth

  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon dried sage

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 12 shucked oysters and juice

Directions

  1. In a large pot, saute chopped carrot, onion, celery and fresh mushrooms in 2 tablespoons of butter for 5 minutes or until the onions are transparent.

  2. In another large pot, melt 1/2 cup butter and stir in the flour. Cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Whisk in the chicken broth to the flour mixture. Add the sauteed vegetables, artichokes hearts, bay leaf, salt, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano and sage. Simmer for 30 minutes over medium heat.

  4. Whisk in cream and add oysters; bring to a simmer, but do not boil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
35g Fat
16g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 870mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 230mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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