Oyster and Artichoke Soup is a rich, creamy soup with luscious flavor.  The pairing of its key ingredients is a perfect match.
Oyster and Artichoke Soup

Oyster and Artichoke Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 3 bacon slices, thick, cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 Cup onions, diced
  • 1 ounce celery, diced
  • 1 ounce leeks, diced and rinsed
  • 4 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 Cups chicken stock
  • 10 ounces fresh shucked oysters
  • 5-ounce can artichoke bottoms
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • salt and pepper, as needed
  • basil pesto, as needed
  • oyster crackers or toasted garlic bread, as needed
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan at medium-high heat. Render bacon and add onions, celery and leeks; sauté 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Stir flour into vegetables; add 3 cups chicken stock, stirring well; cook over medium heat.
  3. Drain oysters, reserving liquid and 8 oysters; add stock and remaining oysters to soup. Coarsely chop artichokes and add to soup; simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Purée soup with hand blender. Add cream, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper; simmer 10 minutes. Add more stock if needed.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish each with whole oyster, dollop of pesto and oyster crackers or accompany with garlic bread.

 

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