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Oyster Bisque


Oyster Bisque

This warm, comforting bisque is easy to make and immune-boosting, too. The oysters provide zinc, which increases the production of infection-fighting white blood cells.

Ingredients

1 pint of fresh oysters with liquor* 3 tablespoons butter
1 chicken boullion cube 4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon of grated onion 4 cups organic milk
1 large sprig of parsley, plus more for garnish 3/4 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf Dash of pepper
1 celery stalk, cut in half 1 cup plain organic Greek yogurt or organic whole-milk yogurt

Directions

Finely chop oysters, and place oysters and their liquor into a large saucepan. Add boullion cube, onion, parsley, bay leaf, and celery stalk. Cook for 3 minutes over medium-high heat.

In a large double boiler, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add flour and whisk until blended. Add milk and cook until thickened (about 3 minutes), stirring constantly. Add oyster mixture, salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Temper yogurt with some of the broth and stir in yogurt. Reheat slowly to avoid separating the yogurt. Remove bay leaf and parsley. Garnish each serving with a sprig of parsley.

Makes 4 servings.

*Oyster liquor is the liquid inside the oyster shell and adds a great deal of flavor to the broth. Be sure to remove any sediment when adding the liquor to dishes.

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