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2011 CookBook Full

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INGREDIENTS

Serves 6-8

1⁄2 cup mascarpone cheese

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh chives

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

50 small raw oysters (about 1 pint), picked over carefully

for shell pieces, oyster liquor reserved

2 cups clam juice, or as needed

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter

2 shallots, minced

2 leeks, white part only, minced

2 celery stalks, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup dry white wine

Four 14.5-ounce cans quartered artichoke hearts,

drained and rinsed

4 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth

4 cups heavy cream

2 teaspoons salt

1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne

1 tablespoon fresh chervil leaves

1 tablespoon chive blossoms, if available,

or snipped chives, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl, combine the mascarpone, parsley, sliced chives,

tarragon, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside in

the refrigerator.

2. Strain the oysters over a fine-mesh sieve and reserve the oysters

and strained liquor separately. Add enough of the clam juice to

bring the oyster liquor up to 2 cups.

3. Heat the butter in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add

the shallots, leeks, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring frequently,

until translucent, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the

vegetables and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute.

Stir in the wine and simmer until thickened and bubbly, about

30 seconds. Add the artichoke hearts, stock, cream, oyster

liquor/clam juice mixture, salt, and cayenne and bring to a

brisk simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the soup from

the heat and purée in batches in a blender. (Note: use caution

when puréeing hot liquids.)

4. Strain the soup through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to extract as

much liquid as possible. Discard the solids and return the soup to

a clean pot. Warm the soup gently over low heat until it returns to

a simmer.

5. Add the oysters to the soup and return the soup to a simmer,

cooking until the edges of the oysters curl and they are just

cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the soup from the

heat and stir in 1⁄4 cup of the mascarpone mixture. Adjust the

seasoning if necessary. Serve the soup immediately, each bowl

garnished with a dollop of the remaining mascarpone mixture,

chervil leaves, and chive blossoms.

Photos by: Steven Freeman

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