Oyster Stew

Carol Junkins


Recipe from the book " Foods That Made New England Famous" submitted by:
Mrs. Frederick H. Middleton, Hudson, MA.- She writes: "One cold October afternoon in Cape Cod Bay my uncle's boat broke down. He found himself stranded on a small island where the lighthouse keeper invited him to supper and made a stew with the famous Cotuit Oyster. One of his favorite dishes was oyster stew, but he had never tasted stew as good as this before. the result was when he finally reached home he had this lighthouse keeper's recipe tucked safely away in his pocket. Since that day our family has made this.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


How to Make Oyster Stew


  1. Heat to boiling point the quart of rich milk but ~DO NOT BOIL
  2. Put one quart large cape oysters in saucepan.
  3. Add to oysters the butter, salt, pepper and paprika.
    Cook until oysters are plump. Mix the hot milk and the oysters. Serve at once.
    Cream substituted for part of the milk will make the stew even more delicious.

Printable Recipe Card

About Oyster Stew

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American

Show 5 Comments & Reviews

20 Fancy Seafood Dinner Recipes

20 Fancy Seafood Dinner Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Sometimes you just need to dress dinner up a bit. With these fancy and mostly easy seafood dinner recipes, you’re sure to impress even the toughest of critics (yes, even...

12 Slurp-worthy Oyster Recipes

12 Slurp-Worthy Oyster Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Calling all oyster-lovers! If you’re a fan of slurping down some yummy oysters, why not try making some at home? Plus, some more creative ways to enjoy. Check out these...

What To Grill For Dinner Tonight Recipe

What to Grill For Dinner Tonight

Kitchen Crew

Even though the weather is the warmest of the year, I still plan to put my grill to good use. It's a seriously simple way to prepare meals and I...