Warm your insides during the cold winter months with this simple and satisfying oyster stew.
My dad and I have always shared a love of oyster stew. I love the soup filled with little bite-sized oyster crackers, not so much the oysters. I will nibble on one or two in the bowl, but the soup and crackers is where it is at for me. My dad has always beenhappy to rid me of the oysters I leave at the bottom of the bowl. Most definitely a happy compromise we have between us. He has made oyster stew many times over the years for us to share. The ingredient list for this recipe is his, I just had to narrow down the measurements.
I had wanted to try my hand at this for Christmas, being that oysters are a traditional Christmas food dating back to the earliest settlers of America. Unfortunately, my plans are not always proportionate to the amount of time available in my schedule. I decided to postpone it until the new year. Better late than never, right? My dad was happy to oblige my desire to try his recipe for our New Year's Eve get together by providing the oysters - Thanks Dad! I received a thumbs up from him for my version of his oyster stew recipe. No words were needed though, I already knew I had gotten it right by the number of times he refilled his bowl.
Have you ever had oyster stew? Do you eat the oysters or are you a nibbler, like me?
Makes 6-8 Generous Servings
1 Quart Fresh Oysters
1/2 Gallon Milk (I used 2%)
1 Can Evaporated Milk (12 Ounces)
1 Stick Butter (8 Tablespoons)
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper To Taste
Melt butter in large soup pot on low heat. Add garlic, Worcestershire sauce and oysters (including juices), cook for five minutes. Add regular and evaporated milk, salt and pepper and continue to cook over low heat for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not simmer or boil, just heat through.
Serve with oyster crackers.
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I have to admit that I have never had Oyster stew. In fact I think I have only ever had oysters once in my life. Sad but true! I should really rectify that hey! This recipe looks yum.ReplyDelete
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Hi Catherine, it really isn't the oysters I'm crazy about just the flavor of them in the stew. Thanks for visiting and for hosting Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning!Delete
This sounds yummy, and would be perfect on a cold day. I’d love for you to stop by and share it tonight at Totally Terrific Tuesday! The party starts at 10pm!ReplyDelete
Hi Christie, it is a great for a winter day. Thanks for the invite I will be there!Delete
YUM!! This looks really good. Living in the mountains, though, I have to worry about seafood freshness, so I'll have to ask my grocer if it's good! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Jamie. I'm sure it is difficult to get fresh seafood in the mountains. Thanks for visiting!Delete
Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST @Kitchen DreamingReplyDelete
Woo Hoo Christy--see you got pics on Tastespotting! Good deal!
Thanks Judy! Yes, finally pictures on Tastespotting! They are a tough nut to crack LOL! I love the new look at The Midnight Baker. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
You bring the most delicious things to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou GirlsReplyDelete
Thank you for pinning and tweeting Kimberly. Always a pleasure to share at Lou Lou Girls :)Delete
I haven't had oyster stew in a really long time...this brought back memories for me too!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Come back again next week!!ReplyDelete
It is funny how certain foods spark our memories isn't it? Thanks for visiting Elaine!Delete
I've never had oyster stew before, looks good. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!ReplyDelete
Oh, I hope you get a chance to try it sometime. It is a treat if you like oysters! Thanks for visiting :)Delete
I always order this in restaurants but have never made it at home. Thanks for the warming, winter recipe and thanks for linking up at Thank Goodness It's Thursday again!ReplyDelete
That is funny Sarah, because I never order it out, probably because I'm scared it wouldn't live up to my dad's version :) Thanks for visiting and for hosting TGIT!Delete
I love oysters and this looks so good! Where I live, no one gets how wonderful seafood is. I'm going to share this. Thanks for linking this up at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. It goes live tonight at 9pm CST. Can't wait to see what else you have to share! Hope to see you there!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sharon. I appreciate you sharing and hosting Totally Terrific Tuesday :)Delete
I really like oysters, but I have never cooked with them. I would love to try your recipe! Sharing!ReplyDelete
Hey Michelle, A definite must try if you like oysters! Thanks for sharing :)Delete
My wife went to the store and told here to get fresh oysters.-She says Yuckky-she does not know what she is missing! I do know this recipe with evaporated milk. I had to look it up though because I wasn't sure of the right mixture for everything, but I have never tried it with worcesteshire before-I will do this time, and enjoy Thanks for the help- RobReplyDelete
Hi Rob, I promise you will love this recipe, the Worcestershire sauce really adds a new dimension to regular oyster stew. I appreciate you visiting and taking the time to comment! Have a great week!Delete