New Year's Oyster Stew

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 12 servings

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Ingredients

•3 medium leeks (white portion only), chopped
•1/4 cup butter, cubed
•2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
•2 cups hot water
•3 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
•2 cups milk
•2 cups half-and-half cream
•4 cans (16 ounces each) oysters, drained
•1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
•Salt and pepper to taste
•Minced fresh parsley

Method

•In a Dutch oven, saute leeks in butter for 10 minutes or until tender. Add the potatoes, water and bouillon; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool.
• Transfer to a blender. Cover and process until blended. Return to the pan; stir in the milk, cream, oysters, cayenne, salt and pepper. Cook on low until heated through (do not boil). Garnish with parsley. Yield: 12 servings.

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