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Oysters. Most people either love ’em or they hate ’em. If you’re a LOVER like me, then you are going to absolutely ADORE this easy and perfectly seasoned Oyster Stew!
I noticed that oysters were on sale at the grocery store the other day and thought to myself, “I haven’t made oyster stew in forever!”. It has definitely been before I started the blog since I’ve made it. It was a freezing cold day so I was definitely craving soup or stew.
I never wrote down how I made it in the past, but remembered a few ingredients. So I took my time with this recipe and got everything just right like I like it. I don’t like the seasonings to overpower the oyster flavor, but I do like to taste something besides oysters and milk!
Not only is this recipe delicious, it comes together in just 15 minutes!
I season with Old Bay Seasoning in pretty much almost every seafood recipe I can think of, I love it! I also added cayenne pepper, garlic, a little salt, pinch of nutmeg and a bay leaf. AMAZING.
This stew would also be a perfect starter course if you’re planning on dining at home this Valentines Day… it’s so elegant!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup minced celery
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 16 ounces raw oysters, undrained
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups half and half
- In a dutch oven or soup pot, melt butter over moderately high heat. Add celery, green onions and garlic and saute until celery and onions are tender, stirring constantly (about 2 minutes).
- Reduce heat to medium low. Add remaining ingredients and allow to heat until the edges of oysters start to curl.
- Remove and discard bay leaf before serving. Serve with crackers, if desired.
- Category: Soup
- Method: Boil
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: oyster stew