Daddy's Oyster Stew

Susan Bickta


My family enjoyed this tasty stew every Christmas Eve. It was our traditional meal before we had our family celebration. Now, when I have oyster stew, it always makes me think of those wonderful holidays spent with my family.


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5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 1/2 qt
    half & half
  • 1/2 c
    butter (1 stick - use real, salted butter)
  • 2
    dozen shucked oysters (with broth)
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • dash(es)
    cayenne pepper or hot sauce

How to Make Daddy's Oyster Stew


  1. Place half and half in a large saucepan. Heat to scalding (until little bubbles appear around edge of pan). DO NOT BRING TO BOIL!!!
  2. Meanwhile, place the butter in a 2-quart saucepan and melt over medium high heat. Add the oysters with their broth (check oysters for pieces of shell before adding to butter). Cook gently until edges of oysters start to curl.
  3. Add oysters and broth to scalded milk. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
  4. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

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About Daddy's Oyster Stew

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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