Willapa Oyster Bisque - Prep. Time 45 Minutes
Available again starting Wednesday, March 20thINGREDIENTS:
36 extra small Willapa Oysters, 1 cup Water, 1/2 cup Dark Beer, 1 thinly sliced Leek, 1 stalk diced Celery, 3 medium Potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon Thyme, 1 cup Milk, freshly ground Black Pepper and Salt, Parsley for garnish
Peel and dice Potatoes. Cook in boiling salted water for 20 minutes. Drain and reserve. Rinse Oysters in running cold water. In large pot put 1 cup water. Bring to a boil. Add Oysters to pot to Steam to open. Just open, donīt cook. Remove Oysters and let cool 5 minutes. Strain and Retain broth from steaming. Cut Oyster meat from shells. Discard shells. Reserve Oysters. Heat broth to a boil. Add sliced Leek and diced Celery. Cook until Leek is nearly transparent. Add Dark Beer, Potatoes, Thyme. Transfer to a blender. Add to blender half the Oyster meats, Milk, freshly ground Black Pepper and Salt to taste. Puree until smooth. Transfer back to saucepan. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat. Add remaining oysters. Transfer to serving bowl. Garnish with Parsley. Serve immediately.