Oyster Bisque With Mushrooms and Wild Rice

90 mins (prep 30, cooking 60)
21 ingredients
8 servings
I like to serve oysters on special occasions.This bisque is based on a recipe from Sarah Leah Chase's cookbook, COLD WEATHER COOKING. It begins by first making your base by sauteing onion and celery in butter, adding rehydrated wild mushrooms, then seasoning with thyme and nutmeg, making a rue with some flour, then stirring in your juices from the rehydrated wild mushrooms, oyster liquor, fish stock, and sherry. While the soup base simmers, prepare wild rice, and saute your fresh mushrooms. This is where you can really be creative with different types of mushrooms, like my fave, Hen of the Woods, AKA Maitake, which adds an intense earthiness and an interesting texture. Once the soup base has simmered, add in your light cream and blend with an immersion blender. Add in your sauteed mushrooms, wild rice, and oysters.The base and the wild rice can be made ahead. The original recipe uses heavy cream and cream sherry. Makes a lovely first course for a holiday dinner.

Categories:  holiday , mushroom , oysters , easy , shellfish , christmas , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , bisques~cream-soups , thanksgiving , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (196.5 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 290.34 Calories from Fat 106.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.81g 145.4%
Saturated Fat 6.52g 260.65%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 65.24mg 173.97%
Sodium 136.35mg 45.45%
Total Carbohydrate 28.22g 75.25%
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g 105.63%
Sugars 2.62 g %
Protein 19.77g 316.34%
Vitamin A 349.71IU% Vitamin C 2.12mg%
Calcium 22.05mg% Iron 3.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boiling water, large, dried thyme, clam juice, sherry wine, half-and-half cream, salt and pepper