Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan and cook the white parts of the scallions, celery and garlic until softened.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, then gradually stir in the milk and cream.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring.
  4. Add the cayenne, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Meanwhile, in another saucepan cook the oysters in their liquor until just firm- 2-3 minutes.
  7. Strain the oyster liquor into the stew and stir in well.
  8. Stir in the sherry, and taste and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  9. Fold in the oysters, and serve hot, sprinkled with the green scallion tops.
  10. Be sparing with the salt as the oyster liquor may be salty.

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