Cream of Oyster and Artichoke Soup from Marcelle Beinvenu
Updated: Jan 4
Here is Marcelle’s take on a classic New Orleans soup.
1 stick Butter
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon All-purpose Flour
3/4 cup Onions, chopped
2 quarts Chicken Stock
1 pint Gulf Oysters (or more if desired), drained with oyster liquor reserved
2 cups Artichoke Hearts or Bottoms (packed in water), drained and chopped
6 ounces Heavy Cream
Salt, White Pepper and Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and add the flour. Whisk for 3 to 4 minutes until mixture thickens. Add the onions and cook, stirring; until just clear, about 5 minutes. Slowly add the stock and oyster liquor, whisking, and simmer for 10 minutes until the liquid is incorporated and mixture thickens.
Add the artichokes and the cream and simmer for about 5 minutes until heated through. Add the oysters and simmer until the edges curl, 3 to 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper and hot sauce.
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