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Mom's Oyster Stew

Mom's Oyster Stew

Kathi Harrison Smith

"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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20 m servings 316 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 156 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 953 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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  1. 17 Ratings

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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 ...

Most helpful critical review

It was ok, I just didn't find it very flavorful compared to the recipe I grew up with. It also started separating on me even though I didn't bring it to a boil and I added the juice from the oy...

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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 ...

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 th...

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

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 ...

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...

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...

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 al...

I added almost a pint of half and half and only 1/8 cup sherry. Hubby wanted more liquid. Once I added more half n half, I added more salt and pepper. I used Ghee to cook oysters in before addin...

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