How to make it

  • Sauté diced bacon in a non-stick soup pot over low heat until rendered.
  • Add butter and heat until melted.
  • Add onions, celery and garlic and continue to cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until translucent.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, pinch of cayenne, thyme and flour, whisking steadily to make a roux. you want this to be light so don't cook to long as
  • it will get darker.
  • Slowly whisk in clam juice, whisking until smooth, then sherry, whisking until smooth.
  • Whisk in cream, whisking until smooth, then whisk in evaporated milk, whisking until smooth.
  • Raise heat slightly, stir while bringing just until it starts to boil, then lower heat and whisk until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Note: you never know how thick a roux makes a dish until it comes to a boil.
  • Stir in oysters with their liquor, several dashes of Worcestershire sauce and the chopped parsley.
  • Continue to heat, stirring occasionally, until oysters curl at the edges indicating they are heated through.

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  • dvilleoysters 8 years ago
    The Best Chesapeake Bay Oysters are grown on our Rappahannock family farm!

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  • tupelohoney17 9 years ago
    Wow...We have always made oyster stew..for anytime of the year. Nothing like Washington Oysters to make it complete...I can hardly wait to give this one a try! Great ingredients!
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    peetabear ate it and said...
    thank you for the wonderful memories...when my Father was alive he always made oyster stew for Christmas Eve... this is a great recipe. thank you and five forks
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    victoriaregina ate it and said...
    A wonderful Christmas Eve dish!
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    " It was excellent "
    shibattou ate it and said...
    Looking forward to tasting this one. Good post...
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    " It was excellent "
    midwestguy ate it and said...
    wow this sounds sooo good. I haven't had oyster stew in years... gonna give this one a try !
    thanks for the post
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    Sounds absolutely delicious! I know I will love this! ^5
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