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Inauguration Oyster Soup

Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely grated
  Onion 1 Medium, minced
  Leek 1 , thinly sliced
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1 Pint
  Light cream 1 Pint
  Oysters 1 Pint
  Calm juice/Minced clams 1 Can (10 oz)
  White wine/Dry sherry 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1) Take a pan and melt ½ a cup of butter in it.
2) Stir in the carrots, celery, leek and onion until they are well covered with the butter.
3) Simmer the covered pan over very low heat for 20 minutes and stir it occasionally.
4) Take another pan and prepare the white sauce by adding the flour, ¼ cups of butter, cream and milk, stirring constantly until it turns creamy and thick in consistency.
5) Mix the vegetables in it along with salt and pepper and keep aside until serving time.
6) Heat the minced clams or clam juice along with white wine or sherry and the oysters with their water for 10 minutes on very low flame. Do not let the mixture boil.
7) Pour it into the creamy white sauce while hot and stir over low flame.
SERVING
8) Serve hot

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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