Coastal Georgia Oyster Bisque

Preparation:  20 min. Cooking: 25 min. Total: 45 min.
Recipe photo
  • 2 Cup oysters , with juice, chopped fine
  • 1/2 Cup sweet onions, minced
  • 1/2 Cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 Cup carrots , finely chopped
  • 2 large Russet potatoes , diced small
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cognac
  • 1 3/4 Pint fish stock (or clam broth)
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 Cup chives , chopped fine
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 oysters
  • 2 Cup rice flour
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 2 Cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
For Bisque: Melt butter in a medium size saucepan. Add onions, celery and carrots. Saut'e on medium-low heat, until vegetables soften (about 5 minutes).

Add flour to vegetables and stir until flour is well incorporated. Cook mixture and stir for 1 minute.

Carefully add cognac as it will ignite if added too quickly. Let cognac simmer until evaporated.

Add broth, cream, and diced potatoes. Simmer on medium heat until potatoes are cooked through, stirring occasionally. Add chopped oysters and stir over medium heat until they are just cooked through.

Remove 2 normal cups of the bisque and pur'ee in a blender until smooth. Return pur'eed mixture to saucepan and gently stir. Season with salt and pepper.

Ladle soup into soup bowls and top with a fried oyster and sprinkle with chopped fresh chives.

Fried Oyster Garnish: Place rice flour in a large plastic bag. Add oysters to flour and toss to coat well. Shake off oysters one at a time and add to the egg mixture.

Add Panko bread crumbs to a large plastic bag. Remove oysters one at time, add to bread crumbs and toss to coat well. Place oysters on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and place in freezer for 20 minutes.

Heat oil in deep fryer to 375 ℉. Remove oysters from freezer and fry for approximately 2 minutes until light brown and oysters are just cooked through.

Remove oysters from fryer and sprinkle with salt and pepper.



Photo and Recipe Courtesy of: Little St.
Calories
1000 Cal
Fat
32 g
Carbs
150 g
Protein
33 g
Fiber
9 g
Sugar
7.7 g
Cholesterol
230 mg
Sodium
1000 mg


Nutrients

Fiber     9 g
Fat     32 g
Sugar     7.7 g
Carbs     150 g
Protein     33 g
Calories     1000 Cal

Fats

Fat, Poly     3.9 g
Fat, Mono     8.5 g
Fat, Sat     16 g
Fat, Trans     0.2 g
Fat, Percent     28 %

Vitamins

Vitamin, K     29 mcg     24 %
Vitamin, A     4800 IU     160 %
Vitamin, B12     22 mcg     920 %
Niacin     12 mg     75 %
Riboflavin     0.8 mg     63 %
Vitamin, C     30 mg     34 %
Vitamin, D     32 IU     5.3 %
Vitamin, B6     1.2 mg     77 %
Vitamin, E     2.4 mg     16 %
Panto, Acid     2.9 mg     58 %
Choline     180 mg     33 %
Thiamin     1 mg     86 %

Minerals

Calcium     250 mcg     25 %
Phosphorus     620 mg     88 %
Magnesium     170 mg     42 %
Copper     4.5 mcg     500 %
Fluoride     81 mcg     2000 %
Zinc     85 mg     770 %
Cholesterol     230 mg     28 %
Sodium     1000 mg     69 %
Selenium     81 mcg     150 %
Manganese     2.5 mg     35 %
Potassium     1700 mg     36 %
Iron     12 mg     150 %