Fran Gealer
Yield
Makes 1 1/2 quarts

One spoonful of this rich Lowcountry soup will send your palate into overdrive. Garnish with hard-cooked eggs, ground pepper, and a few parsley springs for a bright note of color.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over low heat; add onion and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly 5 minutes or until tender.

Step 2

Whisk in flour until mixture is smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in half-and-half; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and next 6 ingredients. Add roe, if desired, and sherry to taste. Garnish, if desired.

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