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October is National Seafood Month

October is National Seafood Month – Here’s a recipe for Golden Oyster Chowder to help you celebrate. Don’t forget the Franklin County Oyster Festival is this coming weekend...we hope to see you here!

Ingredients
1 pint shucked Florida oysters, undrained
1/2 cup Florida onion, chopped
1/2 cup Florida celery, sliced
2 cups fresh Florida mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups Florida milk
1 10 1/2-ounce can cream of potato soup
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 2-ounce jar diced pimiento
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


Preparation
Remove any remaining shell particles from oysters; set aside. Cook onions and celery in butter until tender; add mushrooms and cook 1 minute. Over low heat, stir flour, salt and pepper into vegetable mixture. Add milk gradually and stir until thickened. Add cheese, stir until melted. Add oysters, soup, pimiento and hot pepper sauce. Heat for 5-10 minutes or until oyster edges curl.

Yield
6 servings

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 330, Calories From Fat 200, Total Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 15g, Cholesterol 95mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g, Protein 16g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.46g

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM

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