Classic Creamy Oyster Stew

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I have not tried this but it looks pretty Peat friendly and may be worth a go for those of us needing to hide our oysters in something. :lol: I'd nix the pepper, tabasco and crackers, well maybe not the tabasco. :shock:

Classic Creamy Oyster Stew

Ingredients

1 pint shucked oysters in their liquid
4 tablespoons butter
2 medium shallots, minced
1 small garlic clove minced
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
4 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce, or to taste
Oyster crackers
Extra butter (optional)

Instructions

1. Lift the oysters out of their liquid, checking for bits of shell and sand. Pass the liquid through a fine strainer to remove any sand. Chill the oysters and liquid separately.

2. In a 3 to 4-quart saucepan melt the butter over medium heat, stir in the shallots and saute until shallots are softened and clear. Blend in garlic, a few pinches of salt and pepper. Cook 30 seconds. Stir in the milk, cream, oyster liquid and Tabasco. Bring them to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes at a gentle bubble, take care that they don’t boil over, keep them at a simmer.

3. Turn the heat down so the liquid barely bubbles, blend in the oysters and cook them for just a minute or until their edges begin to curl, you want them very tender. Serve the stew right away with oyster crackers. Some people like to swirl extra slivers of butter into each serving.

Classic Creamy Oyster Stew
 

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Gonna give this a shot but with just milk, cream, butter and see how it goes.
 

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Charlie said:
Gonna give this a shot but with just milk, cream, butter and see how it goes.
Lemme know if it's any good!
 

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