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5 from 14 votes

Oyster Stew Recipe

This Oyster Stew Recipe is full of delicious seafood flavor. Get this family favorite oyster stew recipe you are sure to love.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best oyster stew recipe, How to make oyster stew, oyster soup, oyster stew, oyster stew recipe, southern oyster stew
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh oysters packed in their juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Drain juice from oysters into small bowl. Set aside.
  • Add butter to large saucepan. Heat on medium-low heat until melted.
  • Add chopped onions and cook until translucent and tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add oyster liquor and cook until mostly reduced, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in milk and half-and-half and heat to simmer. Do not allow to boil as it will cause your milk to curdle. 
  • Add oysters and continue on simmer until outer edges of oysters curl, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, allow to cool slightly, and add salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Serve with mini saltines or oyster crackers.