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                          Oyster and Mushroom Pie
 
 Recipe By     : Quick, Thrifty Cooking - Reader’s Digest
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:25
 Categories    : Seafood                          Theme Week
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pints         oysters -- shucked
    1      cup           half and half -- or heavy cream
    4      tablespoons   butter (1/2 stick) -- or margarine
      1/4  pound         mushrooms -- thinly sliced
    2      tablespoons   all-purpose flour
      1/4  teaspoon      Worcestershire sauce
    1      teaspoon      lemon juice
    1      pinch         cayenne pepper
      3/4  teaspoon      salt -- (optional)
      1/4  teaspoon      black pepper
    1      cup           soft bread crumbs -- (2 slices bread)
 
 Preheat the oven to 425 Deg. F.  Drain the oysters, saving the liquor. 
 combine the oyster liquor with enough half and half to make 1-1/2 cups. 
 Set aside.
 
 Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a heavy 9 or 10 inch skillet over
 moderate heat.  Add the mushrooms, and cook, uncovered for about 3
 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Remove the mushrooms to a platter
 and set aside.
 
 Reduce the heat to low and melt 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter in
 the skillet.  Blend in the flour, and cook for  1 minutes, stirring
 constantly.  Gradually add the oyster liquor and half and half mixture,
 and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens -- about 3
 minutes.  Remove from the heat.
 
 Add the oysters, the cooked mushrooms and any accumulated liquid, and
 the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, cayenned pepper, salt and black
 pepper.  pour the mixture into a buttered 8-inch glass or ceramic pie
 plate.
 
 Sprinkle with the bread crumbs, and dot with the last tablespoon of
 butter.  Bake, uncovered, until the crumbs are browned--about 10
 minutes.
 
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 NOTES : Preparation:  15 Minutes  Cooking:  10 minutes
 
 TIP:  This recipe can be halved.
 
 Copyright 1985 The Reader’s Digest Association Inc. ISBN 0-89577-181-0