Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew
Oyster stew in the fridge.

During the last year or so Campbell's stopped making Oyster soup. My husband wrote to them to find out where it had gone. Yesterday he made oyster stew from scratch using a recipe he found at You can find the original recipe below. We're landlocked so he did it a little differently, using canned oysters. To get the oysters ready he strained them using a fine mesh strainer, saving the juice. He did this to check for any shell remnants to ensure they didn't end up in the soup. He cut the oysters into bite sizes and then added them back to the liquid he had strained off and added them to the soup as directed by the original recipe. Oyster Stew
Submitted By: Buddy Sizemore
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4

1/2 cup butter
1 cup minced celery
3 tablespoons minced shallots
1 quart half-and-half cream
2 (12 ounce) containers fresh shucked oysters, undrained
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the celery and shallots until shallots are tender.
2. Pour half-and-half into a large pot over medium-high heat. Mix in the butter, celery, and shallot mixture. Stir continuously. When the mixture is almost boiling, pour the oysters and their liquid into the pot. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir continuously until the oysters curl at the ends. When the oysters curl the stew is finished cooking; turn off the heat and serve.

Printed from 12/15/2013

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  1. Just wanted you to know that I miss the postings on your blog. Hope all is well with you and your family.

  2. Thanks for the note Marsha! It's nice to know there are friends out there (even if I don't know you yet)! There were a few distractions and I went back to school so my posts slowed down dramatically. I'm working on a slice-and-bake cookie post to go out in the next week or so. (BTW Keeping Focused is a cute blog!) You guys sure made a lot of dehydrated carrots! Thanks again for your note!



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