Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is VERY EASY and DELICIOUS. Please disregard the person that wrote a bad review. That person has no recipes posted and no other reviews. I believe that individual is mentally ill. This recipe is WONDERFUL !!! If you have any questions e-mail me at: Alan


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook shallots until tender.
  2. Pour half-and-half into large pot over medium-high heat. Add the butter and shallots, stirring constantly.
  3. Just before the mixture is ready to boil, Add in the oysters with their liquid. Season with salt and pepper. Be careful NOT TO BOIL.
  4. When the oysters begin to curl they are done.
  5. Garnish with dried parsley flakes and serve with crusty bread and butter.
Most Helpful

Being a 'born and bred' New Englander, I've made umpteen Oyster Stews in my life...usually just using oysters and their liquid, cream and milk, butter or margarine, and salt and pepper to taste although I've been known to 'stray' a bit by sometimes adding finely chopped onion, or crushed red pepper, or a bit of garlic depending on my mood! Lol. I must say that the use of shallots is an excellent addition! Topping this stew with some paprika and a square pat of well as a bit of fresh or dried create a bit of 'eye candy' just helps make it look extra nice.
Since I've never known an oyster to win a beauty contest...nevermind the stew...I do believe that true Oyster Lovers will forgive the leftovers for not appearing as 'fresh' the second day since the flavor will be even better! :) This recipe is definitely a 'keeper'...easy, quick, and delicious!

Muriel K. August 27, 2010

Very rich and delicious! Loved the addition of the shallots. Made as written, except stirred in fresh, chopped parsley and sprinkled some paprika on before serving. Made for TOP FAVORITES of 2009 COOKBOOKS TAG GAME. P.S. Why is is so hard for some people to just say "Didn't like it" without being so insulting? :)

Outta Here March 13, 2010

Wonderful! I don't think the reviewer who posted saying this tasted nasty knows what a great Oyster Stew is suppose to taste like. I loved the addition of the shallots. I cut the recipe in half and got 2 nice size servings. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for posting. :)

teresas November 14, 2009