How to make it

  • Place shucked oysters with their liquor and water in a medium bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • In the meantime, place a large saucepan over medium heat. Add butter and EVOO
  • When butter is melted, add vegetables, herbs and spices. Sauté until onions are translucent.
  • Sprinkle flour over vegetables and stir with a wood spoon to incorporate. Cook for 1 minute
  • Strain oysters from the liquid and reserve.
  • Add the "Oyster Liquid Only" to the vegetables and stir until smooth.
  • Add Champagne and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Add Cream and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add Brie and turn off heat. Stir until cheese is completely dissolved.
  • Strain soup through a medium sieve.
  • Return soup to a simmer then add oysters, stirring to incorporate.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt.
  • Cover and turn off heat. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Serve in bowls and garnish with chopped scallions.

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    " It was excellent "
    merlin ate it and said...
    Perfect. The best oyster chowdah I've seen.
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  • maryoftoday 10 years ago
    this is great! Sounds too good to be true! Thanks! xoxoxox
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This sounds absolutelt fabulous! And I like the idea of ''One open bottle of Champagne for the cook.''
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  • httpmom 10 years ago
    This sounds fantastic and very decadent, but I would love to try it sometime I can get good Wellfleets! Thanks for sharing!
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    Oh how I love oyster stew, and this recipe is definitely a "company's coming" quality...gotta try this one for us - love all the flavors goin' on!
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