Oyster Basil Chowder

Oyster Basil Chowder

Courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture 6 Servings • 10 Min. Prep Time • 25 Min. Cook Time • Bakery fresh rolls and lemon wedges

Ingredients

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

Directions:

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

Nutrition:

Calories: 270; Calories From Fat: 91; Cholesterol: 69mg; Total Carbs: 31g; Protein: 13g;