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Oyster Basil Chowder
Courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture
Serve With:Servings: 6
Bakery fresh rolls and lemon wedges
Prep Time: 10 Min.
Cook Time: 25 Min.
What you need:
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+ 1 pt. shucked Florida oysters, undrained
+ 3 Tbsp. butter
+ 1c. Florida onions, finely chopped
+ 1/2 c. Florida celery, sliced
+ 1 c. potatoes, small diced
+ 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
+ 1 10 oz. can cream of potato soup
+ 2 c. milk
+ 1 1/2 c. fresh Florida yellow corn kernels
+ 12-oz. jar diced pimiento
+ 1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
+ 2 Tbsp. dry sherry
+ 1/2 c. fresh basil, chopped
+ sea salt
+ ground white pepper
What to do:
1. Remove any remaining pieces of shell from oysters, set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add onions, celery and potatoes. Sauté until softened then stir in flour, potato soup, milk, and corn; blend until smooth.
3. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and add oysters, pimento and hot pepper sauce. Simmer for 15 min. Add sherry, basil, salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of Florida Department of Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing
Calories: 270; Calories From Fat: 91; Cholesterol: 69mg; Total Carbs: 31g; Protein: 13g;