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Spinach and Oyster Chowder

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Made by excellent chef Colin Bussey with fresh Loch Fyne Mussels available for home delivery. http://www.lochfyne.com/Shop


  • 500g Washed baby spinach
  • 12 Loch Fyne oysters
  • 15g Butter
  • 2 Shallots peeled and finely chopped
  • 200g peeled and cubed Red Rooster potatoes
  • 800ml Fish stock
  • ½ Lemon for juice
  • 200ml Double cream
  • Small bunch of fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Maldon sea salt and freshly milled black pepper


<ul> <li>Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan, add the shallots and soften without colour for 2 minutes</li> <li>Pour in the fish stock, add the potatoes and bring to the boil. Simmer until potatoes are cooked al dente</li> <li>Remove the diced potatoes and reserve</li> <li>Bring the pan of stock back to the boil, reducing the stock by a 1/3</li> <li>Add the spinach and cook for 30 seconds until spinach wilts</li> <li>Carefully liquidise the soup on high speed to get fine bright green liquor</li> <li>Pass through a fine mesh sieve ensuring that you get as much of the soup through the sieve as possible</li> <li>Place in a clean saucepan, reserve to one side</li> <li>Open the oysters straining the juices and keeping this liquor for the soup</li> <li>In a small saucepan, bring the oyster liquor to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer</li> <li>Whip 50ml of the cream to a soft peak, reserve</li> <li>Mix the remaining cream and egg yolks together</li> <li>Bring the soup to the boil, add in the potatoes, lemon juice and check seasoning</li> <li>Poach the oysters for 45 seconds in the oyster liquor, remove, reserve and strain the liquor into the soup</li> <li>Add the tarragon, egg yolk and cream into the soup and stir for 1 minute while it thickens (do not boil or the egg yolk will scramble) check seasoning To serve</li> <li>Divide 3 oysters into each of your soup bowls</li> <li>Gently ladle the bright green soup into your bowls</li> <li>Garnish with the whipped cream and serve immediately</li> <li>Serve with tomato flavoured bread</li> </ul>






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