oyster stew recipe?
Does anyone have an oyster stew recipe? i had it once before with potatoes and carrots and it was really good thanks!
1/2 cup butter
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped scallions (depending on your like of onion)
1 quart half and half
16 ounces of fresh shucked oysters(with their liquor) - I just shuck them right into the mixing bowl till full
Melt butter in skillet over med heat. Add celery and scallions and cook till tender.
Pour half-n-half in stock pot and heat (med/high). Add butter/celery/onion mixture and heat till almost boiling (do not let it boil!)
When almost at boil add oysters along with their liquor.(Keep stirring) Season to taste with other ingredients.
When edges of oysters begin to curl it is done.
Serve with crushed saltines (or oyster crackers)
I found this recipe on-line somewhere last year (and modified it) and it is great! I usually wind up doubling all of the ingredients
In fact I'm making a double batch this week for family coming over for Christmas
Hearty Oyster Chowder
from Teresa Mateer, December, 2001
1 pint fresh or frozen oysters, undrained
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups coarsely chopped potatoes
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup diced celery
1 medium carrot, shredded
2 cups milk
2 cups half & half
1 can (12 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
2 dashes hot pepper sauce
Thaw oysters, if frozen. Melt butter (you may use 2 tablespoons of bacon grease as part of the butter) in a large skillet. (A 5-quart dutch oven works well and reduces cleanup.) Cook potatoes in fat until lightly browned. Add onions, celery, carrots and 1/2 cup water. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. The time will vary as to the size of the vegetables, but be sure that the celery is cooked and not crunchy. Add milk, half and half, corn and seasonings. Simmer, do not boil. Add oysters, oyster liquor, and continue simmering until the edges of the oysters curl. Add hot pepper sauce. The recipe suggests that 1/2 cup white wine, not more than 11% alcohol, can be added with the oysters. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
This is what i ended up using it was awsome
That sounds real close with the exception of the potatoes and corn. I've heard of people using potatoes but never corn.