Total Time
55mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

For oyster soup lovers who pine for a rich, chowdery style of soup. Great on a rainy day! Fresh oysters are unsurpassable in this soup but the "fresh" oysters at the deli will work too. I'd stay away from canned oysters from the canned fish isle.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Coarsely chop artichoke bottoms and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan and whisk in flour. Cook for 1 minute over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Add white wine, chicken broth, heavy cream, celery, thymeleaves, salt and pepper, and stir. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat. Add chopped artichokes, oyster liquor, and 8 oysters. Allow soup to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Puree soup in blender until fairly smooth, but with some texture remaining. This may be done ahead of time.
  5. When ready to serve, bring soup to boil and add the chopped scallions. Boil for 30 seconds, then add remaining 12 oysters and cook just until their edges curl.
  6. Serve immediately.