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Oyster Stew for One or Two

blondlady

"Wonderful main meal stew using 8-ounce container of oysters. Good served with toasted and buttered thick sliced bread and simple fruit, such as canned peaches. If stew is too thick, thin with a little more milk. If your oysters are large, they may be cut after cooking into smaller pieces."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 325 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet or wok over medium-high heat; cook and stir the celery and garlic in the butter until the celery is soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the flour and stir, scraping the bottom of pan until flour is lightly toasted. Slowly add the milk and half-and-half to the roux, stirring constantly. Stir the onion powder, parsley, and salt into the mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue cooking and stirring until the mixture bubbles and thickens, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the oysters with the liquid from the container to the mixture; cook until the edges of the oysters curl, about 5 minutes more. Season with pepper just before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 325 calories; 20.4 g fat; 17.8 g carbohydrates; 17.5 g protein; 113 mg cholesterol; 871 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Simple & easy to make. Creamy, flavorful, quick. What more could you ask for? I didn't change a THING!

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Instead of milk and half and half, I used almond milk and kefir. Also add fresh dill. Quite yummy for those looking for lactose free ingredients.

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Simple & easy to make. Creamy, flavorful, quick. What more could you ask for? I didn't change a THING!

Superb recipe1 I use half n half in lieu of milk and heavy cream in lieu of half n half. I also add to Blondlady's recipe, one pinch of cayenne and 3 pinches of old bay and lace well with Sherry...

Wonderful! Easy to make, it took no time at all, was thick and creamy and yummy in my tummy.

My family loved this stew! Must admit I left out the milk used a qt of 1/2 &1/2 & used 2 containers of fresh oysters. And added a medium potato finely chopped and about a 1/4 of a small sweet...

This is my basic recipe, nothing more and nothing less, the way I make it for myself two times per year as a feel-good-food. My mama used to make it for me whenever I was sick in bed, so good wi...

Instead of milk and half and half, I used almond milk and kefir. Also add fresh dill. Quite yummy for those looking for lactose free ingredients.

Excellent recipe. Haven't had it in years. I ate the entire batch (over a few days mind you). It brought back some great memories of my Mom.

It's my Christmas Eve standard.

Next time I will add.some potato and carrots. More oysters. Very creamy and thick. Not waterly at all like my mother made oyster stew.