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


  • 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
  • additional
    butter for serving

How to Make Down Home Southern Oyster Stew


  1. Saute shallots in butter.
  2. Add milk and cream, and simmer until almost boiling.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add oysters and liquid. Simmer until edges curl.
  5. Serve 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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