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Oyster and Artichoke Soup

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Category: Seafood, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 6 md Artichokes
  • 4 c Chicken stock
  • 1/2 c Unsalted butter
  • 2 Leeks; split and sliced
  • 2 Stalks celery; coarsely
  • -chopped
  • 4 Shallots; chopped
  • 2 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 c Cooked rice
  • 1/4 ts Thyme
  • 1/4 ts Basil
  • 1/4 ts Cayenne pepper
  • 2 c Raw oysters; in their own
  • -juice
  • 1 c Cream
  • Lemon slices; for garnish


Place artichokes and stock in a 2- to 3-gallon pot over medium heat and
cook until artichokes are tender, about 45 minutes. Remove artichokes and
let cool; reserve the cooking liquid. Remove leaves (if desired, scrape the
soft pulp off and addit to the soup with the chopped hearts; or save the
leaves to serve cold with a vinaigrette). Cut out the fiberous chokes;
coarsely chop the hearts.

In a 12-inch frying pan over mediium heat, melt butter. Add leeks, celery,
shallots and garlic and cook until they are soft, about 20 minutes. Add the
artichoke-cooking liquid, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook 20
minutes. Add rice, thyme, basil and cayenne.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook oysters in their own juice until
plump (2 to 3 minutes). Add half the oysters and half the chopped artichoke
hearts to the soup. In a food processor, blender or food mill, puree the
soup in batches. Add cream and strain soup through a sieve; gently warm

To serve, place one reserved oyster and 1 tablespoon of the remaining
chopped artichoke hearts in each soup bowl. Ladle in the soup and garnish
with lemon slices.

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