of Louisiana Oyster and Fleur-de-Lis Soup
PREP TIME: 1 Hour
Other than New Orleans Oyster Soup, the famous Oyster and Brie Cheese
Soup stands out as one of the most sought after bisque recipes.
Here in south Louisiana, we have taken the liberty to incorporate
the Fleur-de-Lis triple cream cheese of Bittersweet Plantation Dairy
to create a soup that is sure to rival either recipe.
- 1 quart P&J oysters with liquid
- ¼ pound butter
- 1 cup minced onions
- 1 cup minced celery
- ¼ cup minced green bell pepper
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- ¾ cup flour
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 1 quart heavy whipping cream
- 2 (8-ounce) rounds Bittersweet Plantation Dairy Fleur-de-Lis
Fromage Triple Cream
- ¼ cup minced red bell pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- ¼ cup sliced green onions
Drain oysters and reserve oyster liquid. In heavy saucepan, melt
butter over medium-high heat. Sauté onions, celery, green
bell pepper and garlic until vegetables are tender, approximately
3-5 minutes. Add flour and blend well into the vegetable mixture.
Add chicken stock and oyster liquid, whisking well into the roux.
Slowly add heavy whipping cream until all is well blended. Bring
to a rolling boil, reduce to simmer, and cook approximately 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally. Cut wheels of Fleur-de-Lis into 8 pieces.
Add cheese including rind into the soup, stirring constantly until
cheese has melted. Cook 5 additional minutes. Strain the soup through
a china cap or strainer to remove seasonings and any unmelted rind.
Add oysters and red bell pepper. Season to taste using salt and
pepper. Garnish with parsley and green onions. Once oysters are
curled and puffy, the soup is ready to serve.
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