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Christmas Oyster Soup (Soupe Aux Huitres De Noel)

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Category: Soups, Canadian

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Carrots; mediun
  • -peeled & grated in long,
  • -thin shreds
  • 1/2 c Celery; finely diced
  • 1/4 c Butter; melted
  • 4 c Milk; or 1/2 milk, 1/2 cream
  • 4 c Oysters
  • -salt and pepper to taste


Peel and grate in long thin shreads, the carrots and add finely diced
celery. Melt butter in saucepan and add the vegetables. Stir. Cover and
simmer over very low heat for 20 minutes, without browning the vegetables.
Add milk (or use 1/2 milk, 1/2 cream); bring to a boil. Heat oysters in
enamelled cast iron pan over medium heat; do not boil. Pour into milk and
serve. Uase salt and pepper to taste.

The soup should be served as soon as ready, otherwise it tend to curdle.
The milk and vegetables can be be prepared ahead of time and the oysters
heated and served at the last minute.

To quote Mme. Benoit,"This traditional Quebec dish is still very much
alive. My grandmother's recipe is, as far as I am concerned, the best
there is." Note: from Anne - it seems as oysters were used at Christmas. My
maternal grandmother from the American midwest had a similar Christmas
oyster dish although hers included corn.

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