Delicious Oyster Chowder

Recipe by kelycarter_

Fresh Oysters are the key to this recipe... it is soooo good! If you are using fresh caught (not store bought) Oysters, use about 25 shelled Oysters (Don't forget to save the juice!)NOTE: If you are making this Chowder in advance, complete steps 1 - 4. Then just before serving cook and add the oysters to avoid them being "chewy". Serve with crusty bread... Enjoy!

Top Review by Kiwi Caro

Very good.....I added fresh prawns as well (I didn't have quite enough oysters) and a tablespoon of sherry...which gave it a bit of oomph.....and matched the oysters and mushrooms really well

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onions and potatoes in the butter for 10 minutes.
  2. Add milk, cream, clam juice, herbs, bay leaf and spices. Bring to scalding, lower heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the Bay Leaf.
  4. Puree in a blender or food processor, 2 cups at a time, or press through a sieve.
  5. Turn oysters and their liquor into a small saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat, shaking the pan constantly, until all the oysters are curled at the edges, about 4 minutes.
  6. Pour the oysters into the puree and turn off heat.
  7. Stir in the sherry if you like.

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