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Oyster Stew for One or Two Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Oyster Stew for One or Two

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"Wonderful main meal stew using 8-ounce container of oysters. Good served with toasted and buttered thick sliced bread and simple fruit, such as canned peaches. If stew is too thick, thin with a little more milk. If your oysters are large, they may be cut after cooking into smaller pieces."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet or wok over medium-high heat; cook and stir the celery and garlic in the butter until the celery is soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the flour and stir, scraping the bottom of pan until flour is lightly toasted. Slowly add the milk and half-and-half to the roux, stirring constantly. Stir the onion powder, parsley, and salt into the mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue cooking and stirring until the mixture bubbles and thickens, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the oysters with the liquid from the container to the mixture; cook until the edges of the oysters curl, about 5 minutes more. Season with pepper just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 07, 2011

Simple & easy to make. Creamy, flavorful, quick. What more could you ask for? I didn't change a THING!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2014

Instead of milk and half and half, I used almond milk and kefir. Also add fresh dill. Quite yummy for those looking for lactose free ingredients.

Aug 04, 2012

Wonderful! Easy to make, it took no time at all, was thick and creamy and yummy in my tummy.

Dec 28, 2011

Superb recipe1 I use half n half in lieu of milk and heavy cream in lieu of half n half. I also add to Blondlady's recipe, one pinch of cayenne and 3 pinches of old bay and lace well with Sherry. I even add some of the Sherry to the stew too!

Oct 17, 2013

My family loved this stew! Must admit I left out the milk used a qt of 1/2 &1/2 & used 2 containers of fresh oysters. And added a medium potato finely chopped and about a 1/4 of a small sweet onion to the celery mixture! I was really careful not to let this come to a boil as cream could curdle. This was a more expensive dinner than I usually make but when a girl wants oysters, then a girl gets oysters. also bought a $4 bouquet of flowers! It was a day to smile about! :)

Dec 05, 2012

This is my basic recipe, nothing more and nothing less, the way I make it for myself two times per year as a feel-good-food. My mama used to make it for me whenever I was sick in bed, so good with the memory. Perfect in the winter.

Jan 26, 2013

Excellent recipe. Haven't had it in years. I ate the entire batch (over a few days mind you). It brought back some great memories of my Mom.

Dec 28, 2014

I made it, omitted toe flour for a gluten free alternative.


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 17.5 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 871 mg
  • 35%

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

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