Oyster Stew

"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 Leonetti@q.com"
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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook shallots until tender.
  • Pour half-and-half into large pot over medium-high heat. Add the butter and shallots, stirring constantly.
  • 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.
  • When the oysters begin to curl they are done.
  • Garnish with dried parsley flakes and serve with crusty bread and butter.

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  1. Muriel K.
    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 butter...as well as a bit of fresh or dried parsley...to create a bit of 'eye candy' just helps make it look extra nice.<br/>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!
  2. Outta Here
    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? :)
  3. teresas
    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. :)
  4. nina22541
    Very good. This is our Christmas Eve dinner we've always had. Oyster stew is very simple and easy to make. Your recipe is outstanding. Thanks Alan.<br/>Once again it's Christmas and I'm making this recipe. Low and behold I forgot to add my stars when I made this the last time! Oyster stew is tradition for us. Thanks again Alan!
  5. G. B.
    Perhaps the Reviewer that gave the poor Rating, was simply not familiar with old world classic Oyster Stew. This is a sound recipe for anyone because it is easy, the ingredients easily obtainable, and with some Oyster Crackers, perhaps Salt & Black Pepper to taste, even a little Clam Juice, one is enjoying inside of 45 minutes. "Bon Appetit..."<br/><br/>GBJ



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