Soups Seafood Side dish Oysters
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:47:26 AM. Recipe ID 8134. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Oyster bisque***(grwp92a)
Categories: Soups, Seafood, Side dish
Yield: 8 Servings
6 tb Butter
1/2 c Diced onion
1/4 c Diced carrot
1 qt Shucked oysters; with liquor
4 c Fish stock
1 1/2 c White rice
1 ts Salt; plus salt to taste
2 c Heavy cream
1 x Black fresh ground pepper to
1 x Few dashes tabasco sauce
This is a rich , lovely cream bisque that is delicately flavored with
sauteed vegetables and the oyster's own liquor. Not that the bisque is
Briefly cooked at the end to preserve the integrity of the oysters.
Whipped cream and Cayenne pepper for garnish * my sister uses the new
White Worchestershire sauce instead of the tabasco and a shake of New
Orleans seasoning from Paul Pruhomme.( variation) In a cast iron
skillet melt the butter and saute the onion, celery and carrot 5 to
ten minutes. Drain oysters, reserving the liquor, chop 3 or 4 oysters
and set the remaining oysters aside . Add the chopped oysters to the
skillet and cook 3 to 4 minutes. In a pot, bring the stock to a boil.
Add the rice one tsp of salt and the contents of the skillet. Reduce
the heat and simmer 40 minutes. Press the soup through a fine sieve.
Return to the pot and place over the heat. Add the cream and reduced
oyster liquid Season with salt, fresh pepper( Black) and Tabasco or
variation. Add the reserved oysters and heat briefly until the edges
of the oysters begin to curl. Serve bisque in bowls. Garnish each
serving with a dollop of chilled cream and a sprinkling of cayenne
pepper. Annapolitans are known to add a taste of dry sherry to this.
BONNIE BRACEY (GRWP92A)
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