Welsh Family Kitchen
OYSTER STEW 20140215
As with other recipes from the Eastern Shore, each cook has his or her own favorite.
1/4 Lb. Butter
1 pint oysters, drained with liquor reserved.
1 pint of 1/2 & 1/2 and/or heavy cream.
1 Tablespoon dry sherry.
1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay
1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper
Dash of Paprika.
Heat the butter in a sauce pan.
Add the drained oysters and heat until edges begin to curl.
Remove from heat.
Bring the oyster liquor to a boil and remove the foam.
Add the liquor to the oysters.
Scald the milk, but do not boil.
Pour slowly over the oyster mixture.
Reheat, but do not boil.
Add the paprika and sherry.
2019-01-01: With oysters from Acme, this was excellent.
2018-11-24: We used a pint we had frozen, and it worked just fine.
2018-02-16: For lunch on LEW's birthday, accompanied by cheese and crackers, martinis and Manhattans.
2018-01-01: New Year's lunch with Black-eyed peas.
2015-01-17: for the three of us and served with Crab Imperial and green beans.
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