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             CHRISTMAS OYSTER SOUP (SOUPE AUX HUITRES DE NOEL)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Holiday
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2                    Carrots -- medium
                         -peeled & grated in long,
                         -thin shreds
      1/2   c            Celery -- finely diced
      1/4   c            Butter -- melted
    4       c            Milk -- or 1/2 milk, 1/2
                         cream
    4       c            Oysters
                         -salt and pepper to taste
 
   Peel and grate in long thin shreds, the carrots and add finely diced
   celery. Melt butter in saucepan and add the vegetables. Stir. Cover and
   simmer over very low heat for 20 minutes, without browning the vegetables.
   Add milk (or use 1/2 milk, 1/2 cream); bring to a boil. Heat oysters in
   enamelled cast iron pan over medium heat; do not boil. Pour into milk and
   serve. Use salt and pepper to taste.
   
   The soup should be served as soon as ready, otherwise it tend to curdle.
   The milk and vegetables can be be prepared ahead of time and the oysters
   heated and served at the last minute.
  
 
 
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