The Greatest Oyster Soup recipe

The Greatest Oyster Soup recipe


Here is a simple and comforting recipe that will allow you to enjoy your oysters in a completely different way. Perfect as a starter or main course, it will surprise you with its delicious consistency. 

Serves 2

Ingredients for the oyster soup

  • 12 oysters of your choice
  • 2–3medium-sized new potatoes or 4–6 fingerling potatoes
  • 1 small onion 
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 stick of celery 
  • 1 leek 
  • ½ pepper
  • 3–4 oz of diced pancetta
  • 2 teaspoon of butter 
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of flour 
  • ½ cup of white wine 
  • ½ cup of oyster juice
  • 1 cup of milk or heavy cream

Preparation of the Greatest Oyster Soup

  1. Cut your vegetables into ½ inch cubes, except for the pepper which you will cut into strips.
  2. Sauté over medium heat in a large saucepan, without browning, with the pancetta, butter, salt and pepper for at least ten minutes.
  3. While your vegetables are cooking, microwave a dozen oysters for 2 minutes. This will just release the muscle of the oyster, and it will be very easy to open them. You can also put them in a 350℉ oven for about 10 minutes in an aluminum bowl for a similar result.
  4. Let them open in a bowl with all the juice. When you are done opening oysters, remove them from the juice and place them in another bowl. Strain the juice. Set aside.
  5. Add some flour and mix to make a roux, which will give your soup consistency. 
  6. Deglaze with the wine and boil for 2 minutes. 
  7. Pour in the oyster juice and add the milk or cream. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes on a low heat, stirring constantly.
  8. Add your oysters only when the potatoes are almost fully cooked and the sauce is smoothly coated with the spoon. Adding them too soon will make the oysters soft.
  9. Don’t hesitate to decorate your bowl with a few oysters, chopped herbs, a splash of crème fraîche and sometimes a little Antonius caviar.
  10. Perfect for a comforting dish in about 25 minutes.


Pairing: Like our Oysters Rockefeller recipe, this soup will go wonderfully with a bright, fruity wine because of its richness. 

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