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Mom's Oyster Stew Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Mom's Oyster Stew

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"Oyster stew is whipped up in a matter of minutes. The fresher the oysters, the better the flavor. A fresh tasty, savory version that's sure to please."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, salt and pepper; cook and stir until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir in the milk and half-and-half, and transfer to the top of a double boiler. If you do not have one, set the pan of soup over a pan of simmering water.
  2. When the milk is hot, add the oysters and heat just until the oysters are opaque. Do not allow to boil. Season with fresh parsley, cayenne pepper and sherry. Go easy on the sherry until you are sure you like it in the stew.
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Feb 13, 2007

By adding the oysters with their juice to the butter mixture in the pan you do not have to deal with a double boiler. Simply simmer the oysters until the edges just begin to curl; add the milk and heat through while keeping a close watch as not to boil. I tried a tiny bowl with a touch of sherry and didn't care for it so left it out of the remainder. I did add about 1/2 teaspoon of celery seed along with the other seasonings.

Apr 12, 2008

My father in law has always made Oyster stew for my family on special occasions. This valentines I wanted to make something special and my 10 year old requested Papa's Oyster stew. This was the recipe I chose and it was a good one. Papa does not add the pepper but we did and enjoyed it.


12 Ratings

Jan 10, 2007

Excellent recipe for a quick stew that tastes like it took hours to make!

Dec 19, 2007

Simple easy and fast. I didn't have sherry wine. I took three oysters and put them in blender, blended them very fine and added them to the milk for a strong oyster taste. I didn't like to use two pots for this soup. My husband didn't mind washing an extra pot since he loved the soup.

Dec 11, 2009

I'm not an oyster fan but my husband is. Not sure why this turned kinda gray as you can see by my picture. He said the flavor was right on but it looked so unappetizing. Thanks for the recipe though, it sure was easy and fast.

Dec 02, 2007

I made a double batch of this for me and a friend (we ate the soup as the main course). It was great! My mom makes oyster stew as well, but its a bit different than this.... I made THIS recipe and it was delicious! Thanks.

Nov 21, 2011

I revised using Heavy Cream and I have to admit the Sherry Sparked this into the Memories of all on Christmas Eve Night! Sister hated Oysters and she really loved this, and you know that was all I needed for thanks. Going to repeat this for Christmas 2011 too!


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  • Calories
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 156 mg
  • 52%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 953 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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