Oyster Stew Supreme

"Don't let the list of ingredients intimidate you - this actually goes together very quickly and makes a perfect last minute hearty and satisfying dinner."
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
17
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Sauté diced bacon in a non-stick soup pot over low heat until rendered.
  • Add butter and heat until melted.
  • Add onions, celery and garlic and continue to cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until translucent, taking care not to let them brown.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, pinch of cayenne, thyme and Wondra or other fine white flour, whisking steadily to make a roux.
  • Cook, whisking steadily, for several minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in clam juice, whisking until smooth, then sherry, whisking until smooth.
  • Whisk in cream, whisking until smooth, then whisk in evaporated milk, whisking until smooth.
  • Raise heat slightly, stir while bringing just until it starts to boil, then lower heat and whisk until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in oysters with their liquor, several dashes of Worcestershire sauce and the chopped parsley.
  • Continue to heat, stirring occasionally, until oysters curl at the edges indicating they are heated through.

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Reviews

  1. Sueski
    Way to go, Sherri!! Great recipe, and so easy to make. Would have been good the way you submitted, but instead of bacon, I used some leftover ham (from Easter), [cubed]; and 2 medium potatoes [cubed]. Then garnished with 3 sliced scallions. Yummy! My husband loved it, too.
     
  2. Granmama
    This is so delicious! I made a half-recipe and followed it very closely. I substituted sake for the dry sherry and left out the parsley (didn't have it). I never really liked oyster stew before because it was too bland. But this is SO GOOD. I will make this again. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Stephanie S.
    Wow this is steps way above my normal oyster stew recipe. My family loved this. The bacon in it had me concerned it would overpower the oyster flavor.....not so. this is my new Christmas Eve soup from now on. thank you for sharing your recipe.
     
  4. Katherine H.
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  5. Janet E.
    I made this recipe today and while I love all of the flavors I found that evaporated milk and heavy cream were a bit too heavy for my tastes and added a bit if whole milk to it. Yummy.
     
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  1. Katherine H.
    One of greatest... Only thing we did different (we don't use cooking sherry... ... Bring oysters to boil... Use oyster juice instead).. Wonderful cold night supper We use saltines with soup.
     
  2. Sueski
    Way to go, Sherri!! Great recipe, and so easy to make. Would have been good the way you submitted, but instead of bacon, I used some leftover ham (from Easter), [cubed]; and 2 medium potatoes [cubed]. Then garnished with 3 sliced scallions. Yummy! My husband loved it, too.
     
  3. Granmama
    This is so delicious! I made a half-recipe and followed it very closely. I substituted sake for the dry sherry and left out the parsley (didn't have it). I never really liked oyster stew before because it was too bland. But this is SO GOOD. I will make this again. Thanks for posting.
     
  4. sscocheo
    My father-in-law was raving about Oyster stew...except his was pretty basic (milk oyster garlic and milk). Although his sounded just fine I had to try this recipe. Boy am I glad I did! It is unbelievable, simple and quite frankly G-O-U-R-M-E-T!!!!!! I will definitely be making it again. The only changes I made was more garlic, about 1.5 tsp fresh thyme and instead of clam juice (none at the store) I used a little chicken broth & didn't even miss the clam flavor. If you have never tried oysters or oyster stew...you gotta try this!!!!!
     
  5. Montana Heart Song
    Wow! I had to leave out the sherry and I had to substitute evaporated milk for the heavy cream and I used cilantro instead of parsley. I made large dices of the bacon so I could lift out after cooking for my hubby but so good. I had to purchase the fresh oysters in the jars. Will I make again? You bet I will. Thanks!
     

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Living on Cape San Blas, America's #1 beach is great - we have sugar white sand, emerald green water, fabulous fresh seafood, wildlife all around, and even what we don't have makes life good: no crowds, no traffic jams, no high rises, no crime. But since we also have virtually no restaurants either, we're into creating great meals at home for friends and neighbors. Since we're always exchanging recipes, I started an online cookbook of our fave recipes, http://CapeSanBlasCookbook.com. For a taste of what's cooking on Florida's Forgotten Coast, I hope you'll stop by and take a browse.
 
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