Deanies Oyster and Artichoke Soup

Soups & Stews

Recipe courtesy of Chef Darren Chifici at Deanie's Seafood

Makes one gallon, serves 8

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 bunches green onions, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 14 oz. cans artichoke hearts, washed, drained and cut
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 to 2 quarts chicken stock
  • cayenne to taste (we like 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 quart Louisiana oysters, chopped (reserve liquid)

Oyster and Artichoke Soup


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In a 4-quart pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add green onions, celery, and garlic and sauté until soft. Drain and cut the artichokes, and add to the mixture. Sprinkle with flour and stir to coat the vegetables. Gradually add the chicken stock, stirring constantly. Add the cayenne, salt, fennel seed and thyme. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add the oysters, oyster liquid, and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool and refrigerate for 8 hours.

Before serving, heat the soup slowly over low heat. Makes 1 gallon, serves 8 bowls.




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