Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 473.19 ml oyster, Shucked, with liquor
  • 946.0 ml milk or 946.0 ml fat-free half-and-half
  • 59.14 ml butter
  • salt and black pepper
  • seafood seasoning (optional)


  1. Cook oysters in their liquor until edges just begin to curl.
  2. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat slowly, being careful to NOT boil.
  4. Serve immediately (for an extra "zip", sprinkle seafood seasoning on each serving).


Most Helpful

this is a traditional dish my family has enjoyed on christmas eve for over 30 years. my mother passed away 2 years ago and it fell to me to keep the tradition going. i needed to recheck my memory and had a hard time finding this till i came across your site. many thanks and merry christmas

mark hoover December 25, 2000

This is the oyster stew I grew up with, except my Mom never measured anything, and I always heated it too much, too fast. This came out perfect, and will be my "go too" recipe from now on.

tucten December 31, 2010

Here is the quintessential recipe exemplifying the axioms "less is more" and "the simpler the better." Perfection.

David S #2 December 11, 2014

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