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Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew

Rated as 4.51 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:Buddy Sizemore
"This is best Oyster Stew you ever had! It is elegant and satisfying. I serve it with toasted homemade bread. Serve it quick and hot! Try adding a drop or two of hot sauce in your stew -- it's delicious!"

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup minced celery
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 quart half-and-half cream
  • 2 (12 ounce) containers fresh shucked oysters, undrained
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the celery and shallots until shallots are tender.
  2. Pour half-and-half into a large pot over medium-high heat. Mix in the butter, celery, and shallot mixture. Stir continuously. When the mixture is almost boiling, pour the oysters and their liquid into the pot. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir continuously until the oysters curl at the ends. When the oysters curl the stew is finished cooking; turn off the heat and serve.