Recipe: Chef Kevin Belton’s Oyster Rockefeller Soup

Recipe: Chef Kevin Belton's Oyster Rockefeller Soup

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Oyster Rockefeller Soup


5 stalks celery, finely chopped  

2 giant onions, finely chopped  

1 bay leaf

2 Tbsp. butter

Three cups contemporary spinach, chopped

Four cups inexperienced onion, thinly sliced

1 half cups flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/Four tsp. dried thyme

half tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. salt

1/eight tsp. floor black pepper

1/eight tsp. floor white pepper

1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

30 oysters (about 2 cups)

Rooster broth

3/Four cup Herbsaint  

6 cups heavy cream


Prepare dinner celery, onion, and bay leaf in butter in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high warmth for Four to five minutes or till greens are tender. Scale back warmth to low, add spinach, inexperienced onion, and parsley. Prepare dinner and stir always, about Four minutes.

Add garlic, thyme, oregano, salt, and black and white pepper. Prepare dinner and stir always, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook dinner for two minutes, stirring always and scraping the edges and backside of the Dutch oven.

Drain oysters, reserving liquor and if vital, add sufficient rooster broth to oyster liquor to make 1 cup whole and put aside.

Enhance warmth to medium-high and punctiliously add Herbsaint to vegetable combination. Prepare dinner and stir always, for five minutes. Add oyster liquor and cook dinner, stirring sometimes, for 4-5 minutes. Cool barely. Switch vegetable combination to a blender container or meals processor. Cowl and mix till easy.

Return combination to the Dutch oven. Stir in heavy cream. Prepare dinner and stir over medium warmth for 4-5 minutes, or till heated by way of, whisking sometimes. Add oysters and cook dinner, stirring sometimes, about 5 minutes or till oyster edges curl. Serve instantly.

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