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Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew

 Serves: 4      Prep Time: 10mins      Cook Time: 20 mins 



  • 250g Oyster Meat / 2dz Fresh Oysters
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups whole milk or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  1. Rinse the oysters well, under cold water. Put them in a bowl.
  2. Heat butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Add diced onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Grate in garlic (or mince), continue to saute for another 1-2 minutes, being watchful to not burn garlic. Add red pepper, paprika, salt, black pepper, stir to toast about 1 minute.
  3. Reduce heat to low, add milk, parsley and any juices the oysters have released into the bowl.
  4. Cook over low heat until mixture is hot and beginning to steam, and bubbles just start to appear around the edge. Do NOT allow to come to a boil.
  5. Add oysters and continue to cook over low heat until oysters begin to curl on edges.
  6. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Dole out into individual soup bowls. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley to serve.
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