Down Home Southern Oyster Stew

Beth Renzetti


I've been on the lookout for a 'traditional' oyster stew recipe to make for Christmas Eve. I think this is it!

Prep time is next to nothing if you buy your oysters already shucked!


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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1 pt
oysters, with liquid
8 Tbsp
unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/2 c
shallots, minced
1 c
light cream
3 c
whole milk
1/2 tsp
to taste
cayenne pepper
butter for serving

How to Make Down Home Southern Oyster Stew


  • 1Saute shallots in butter.
  • 2Add milk and cream, and simmer until almost boiling.
  • 3Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4Add oysters and liquid. Simmer until edges curl.
  • 5Serve in individual bowls with a pat of butter on top.

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About Down Home Southern Oyster Stew

Course/Dish: Chowders
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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