Shucked Oyster Soup

Shucked Oyster Soup

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

A great starter for a seafood-inspired dinner party, use freshly shucked oysters for this creamy soup.


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 pint shucked oysters
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pimiento
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Pat of butter to garnish


  1. Place the butter into a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until soft, then add the oysters, a few sprinkles of salt, and cook for about 6 minutes or until oysters begin to curl around the edges.
  2. Pour in the half-and-half and then add the parsley, pimiento and pepper. Stir to combine and cook until mixture is hot. Serve immediately topped with a pat of butter to garnish.

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