The best oyster stew recipe that comes together in under 30 minutes. This recipe for oyster stew delivers all the briny, smoky, warm flavors you crave. The perfect meal for when you want to satisfy your seafood tooth,impress on a date night, or celebrate a special occasion.
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Oyster Stew Recipe FAQs
You can’t go wrong with making this oyster stew recipe for your next date night, dinner part, or as part of a Holiday tradition. Here are some tips and tricks for how to make your oyster stew a hit every time.
Which Oysters are Best for Stew?
Fresh oysters are best for this oyster stew recipe! But that doesn’t mean you have to shuck your raw oysters (even though it’s more simple than it seems). Our Chef's Catch Shucked Oysters come already shucked and ready to use. Make sure to include the juices as well for added flavor.
You can also use canned or jarred oysters for this recipe.
Can You Make Oyster Stew With 3 Ingredients?
Yes! It’s true that you can find oyster stew recipes with just oysters, milk, and butter plus some simple seasonings. In fact, these are really the essential ingredients for any good oyster stew recipe.
However, some simple additions are what take an easy oyster stew recipe to the next level. The addition of fresh chopped herbs, veggies and, of course, bacon, are what make for a truly mouthwatering stew.
What Type of Pot is Best for Oyster Stew?
When making an oyster stew it’s best to use a heavy-bottomed pot or saucepan. These heavy-duty pans can prevent scorching or uneven cooking that can affect the flavor of your stew.
When Do You Add Oysters to Your Stew?
Oysters are one of the last ingredients for your stew. Fresh-shucked oysters cook quickly and you want to make sure not to overcook them or they become rubbery.
How Can You Prevent Milk From Curdling?
When adding milk or any dairy to a hot soup recipe you run the risk of it curdling. The key to avoiding this is by warming the milk or cream before adding it to the stew and then gradually incorporating it. It’s also important to cook the stew on medium-low heat and avoid boiling it once the dairy is added.
How Should You Season Oyster Stew?
A few simple spices go a long way in our oyster stew recipe. Salt and pepper allow the natural flavors of the oysters shine. You can even add a few dashes of Tabasco if you like a little spice.
How Can You Garnish Oyster Stew?
While we love to eat our oyster stew recipe with warm toasted Italian Bread and brie, that’s not the only option! Bacon bits, green onions and oyster crackers are all great garnishes.
Can You Make Oyster Stew Without Dairy?
Yes! It’s definitely possible to make your oyster stew without dairy. Using alternatives like rice milk and dairy-free butter. However, this may change the consistency and flavors of the stew.
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