Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 Tablespoons butter

  2. 1 leek, white part only, finely diced

  3. 1 shallot, finely diced

  4. 1 rib celery, finely diced

  5. 1/4 pound wild mushrooms, cleaned and chopped

  6. 1/2 cup white wine

  7. 24 oysters, shucked, liquor reserved

  8. 1 cup heavy cream Juice of

  9. 1 lemon

  10. 1 plum tomato, peeled, seeded, diced

  11. 12 French baguette or sourdough baguette toast rounds Tarragon, chopped Chives, chopped

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation: In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the leeks , shallots , celery, and mushrooms . Saute until tender but not colored. Add the wine and oyster liquor and reduce by half. Add the heavy cream and reduce until nappe, slightly thickened. Add the lemon juice, oysters , and tomatoes . Spoon the stew into center of soup plate. Arrange toasts around and garnish with chives and tarragon . Yield: 6 servings Recipe Source: Executive Chefs Stu Stein and Mary Hinds, The Peerless Restaurant , Ashland, Oregon Reprinted with permission.


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