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Oyster Bisque

Yield 9 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 quart whipping cream
  • 2 (12-ounce) containers fresh oysters, drained

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven; add garlic and shallot, and sauté until tender.

  2. Add flour; cook 1 minute. Add clam juice, sherry, and lemon juice; cook 2 minutes or until thickened .

  3. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and next 3 ingredients; add oysters, and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until done.