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SOUTHERN-STYLE PEANUT AND OYSTER SOUP

Create a delicious appetizer!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. sweet butter.

  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter.

  • 2 cups chicken stock.

  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh savory.

  • Salt to taste.

  • 24 oysters, shucked, liquor reserved.

  • 5 green onions, minced.

  • 2 tbsp. flour.

  • ½ cup heavy cream.

  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper.

  • 3 tbsp. dry sherry.

  • ¼ cup chopped parsley.

Instructions:

  1. Sauté Green Onions: In a heavy-bottomed 2-quart saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of sweet butter. Sauté the minced green onions on medium heat for about 2 minutes.

  2. Add Peanut Butter and Flour: Blend in ½ cup of smooth peanut butter, then add 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.

  3. Gradually Add Stock and Oyster Liquor: Turn the heat to very low and gradually whisk in 2 cups of chicken stock and the reserved oyster liquor. Increase the heat and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring often.

  4. Season the Soup: Add chopped fresh savory, salt to taste, and stir well. Then, add 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and ½ cup of heavy cream.

  5. Stir in Sherry: Stir in 3 tablespoons of dry sherry.

  6. Add Oysters: Add the shucked oysters to the simmering soup. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, just until the oysters are heated through.

  7. Serve: Ladle the Southern-Style Peanut and Oyster Soup into warm soup bowls. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top.

Yield:

This recipe serves 4, making it a delightful and unique dish for a small gathering.

Note:

Adjust the seasonings to your taste preferences. The combination of peanut butter and oysters creates a distinctive flavor profile in this Southern-style soup. Enjoy the rich and savory experience!

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