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Oyster Stew

Updated on March 21, 2014

Oyster Stew Is So Rich And Delicious. And So Easy To Make.

Oyster Stew Is So Rich And Delicious.
Oyster Stew Is So Rich And Delicious.
Oyster Stew Is So Rich And Delicious.
Oyster Stew Is So Rich And Delicious.
Oyster Stew Is So Rich And Delicious. Try topping your bowl of oyster stew with a deep fried oyster. It's a wonderful combination your sure to enjoy.
Oyster Stew Is So Rich And Delicious. Try topping your bowl of oyster stew with a deep fried oyster. It's a wonderful combination your sure to enjoy.

Oyster Stew Recipes

Oysters are one of my favorite foods on earth and I remember as a child how I used to beg my Mom or Grandmother to make Oyster Stew. I thought it was one of the best foods on earth and I still do. This recipe for oyster stew is rich and delicious and I would strongly suggest using real butter and half and half. You want to have the full flavor that the real butter and half and half gives to the stew and you will need fresh parsley chopped up very fine.

For Your Recipe You Will Want.

1. One Half Gallon Half And Half.

2. 1/3 Cup Fresh Parsley Diced Up Very Fine.

3. 2 Pints Oysters Including All The Liquid.

4. 1/3 Cup Real Butter.

5. 1 Tablespoon White Pepper.

6. 1 Teaspoon Salt.

Place all your ingredients into a heavy duty stock pot and bring almost to a boil but not quite. Reduce heat to a low simmer and let cook for 30 minutes.

Serve your oyster stew in bowls with plenty of saltine crackers. You will want to serve black pepper, ketchup , and hot sauce on the side for who ever wants it. I like hot sauce and ketchup in my oyster stew.

Be sure to buy a box of ground white pepper to use in your oyster stews and other recipes. It is so much better than ground black pepper in oyster stews. Its also wonderful in crab dishes.

If you make this recipe for oyster stew please post a comment below and let me know how it turned out for you.

Some people also like to add diced cooked potatoes , crumbled bacon or whole kernel corn to their oyster stew. Experiment and see how you like it best.

You can fry some delicious double breaded oysters and garnish the top of each bowl of oyster stew with two or three deep fried oysters. Oyster stew garnished this way is oh so delicious.

Key West Oyster Stew Recipe

1. Six To Eight Slices Of Bacon.

2. One Quart Of Oysters With The Juices.

3. One Cup Each Diced Green Bell Peppers, Sweet Onion, And Celery.

4. Two Cups Whole Kernel Corn.

5. One Gallon Whole Milk.

6. One Fourth Cup Fresh Diced Parsley.

7. One Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper.

Start off by dicing your bacon up into very small pieces and then cook the bacon in a skillet until it is crisp. Take the bacon out and put it into a stock pot and then in the bacon grease cook the bell pepper, onions, and celery on low heat until done. Then add the vegetables and all the rest of the ingredients to the stock pot and bring it almost up to a boil but not quite. Then reduce the heat and simmer until the oysters are done and the flavors are blended.

As you put the oyster stew into each bowl put a teaspoon of high quality sherry into the bottom of each bowl of oyster stew before you put the stew in. Sprinkle the top of each bowl of Key West Oyster Stew with fresh chopped parsley and three to four deep fried oysters. You won't believe how delicious this oyster stew is until you taste it. I promise you that it is one of the best things you will ever eat. If you make it let me hear how it turns out for you.

Offer Sherry At Your Table

Buy a good bottle of Sherry ( Not Cooking Sherry ) to allow anyone enjoying a bowl of your oyster stew to add some to their bowl of oyster stew. It just takes the stew to a whole new level. So yummy.

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Charleston Oyster Stew

In Charleston South Carolina they make this wonderful oyster stew and I just had to share the recipe with you. You'll end up with a really rich delicious oyster stew that will be one of the most delicious oyster stews that you'll ever taste in your life.

For Your Ingredients For Charleston Oyster Stew You Will Need.

1. Two Tablespoons Real Butter.

2. One Small Onion Chopped Up Fine.

3. One And Half Cups Scallions , White Parts Only.

4. Four Cups Cubed Potatoes.

5. Three Cups Chicken Stock.

6. Two Cups Half And Half Cream.

7. Two Pints Of Oysters Including The Liquid.

8. Two Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice.

9. Fresh Chives For Garnishing.

Melt your butter in a skillet and cook your onions and scallions until soft and slightly browned.

Add your potatoes and everything but the oysters and chives to your stock pot. Your onions, scallions, and juices go in the pot to.

Cook but don't let it boil. When your potatoes are done add the oysters and their juices and cook until your oysters are done and then remove from heat. As you serve the oyster stew in the bowls sprinkle the tops of each bowl with fresh chopped chives. A bottle of high quality Sherry is always offered with the bowls of oyster stew at the table and each person adds what Sherry they want to their bowl.

If you can find them Captain Wafers or crackers will be the best in your oyster stew.

Thomas Byers AKA Crazyhorsesghost has been an award winning Chef for over thirty years and has been writing at Hub Pages for over five years.
Thomas Byers AKA Crazyhorsesghost has been an award winning Chef for over thirty years and has been writing at Hub Pages for over five years. | Source

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    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Sounds great. Check out the updates I just did to the Hub.

    • DanielNeff profile image


      6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I started with finely diced bacon,over medium heat until crisp, then stirred in diced onion,carrot and celery (mirepoix). After a few minutes, I poured in about a 1/4 cup of red wine. In a separate pot I boiled one medium sized, diced potato in just enough water to cover. When the potatoes were tender, I poured them,water and all (what little water was left) into the pot with the bacon and mirepoix. I then stirred in enough milk to get the consistency I wanted. Once this mixture was blended and heated to simmering, I poured in one 6 ounce can of oysters (minus the liquid. Some recipes call for using the liquid from the can, I find it gives too strong a taste.)

      I seasoned the potatoes with salt and pepper and basil while cooking and the mirepoix with salt while cooking.

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      6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I'm going to make oyster stew today using this recipe as a base. I'll get back with the results.


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