What is a recipe for oyster stew?


Quick Answer

Paula Deen has an oyster stew recipe that is easy to make. It involves combining onions with oysters and a variety of cream products to create a rich and slightly spicy soup. The ingredients are combined and cooked over low heat, and are ready when the oysters are cooked.

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What is a recipe for oyster stew?
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Oyster Stew

Paula Deen's oyster stew recipe originally appeared on an episode of "Emeril Live" called "Home Cookin.'" It serves 4 to 5 people and can be served with stew crackers. It can also be garnished with sliced green onions. It's ideal for lunch, and reviewers have recommended adding Old Bay seasoning to it for additional flavor.

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Ready In: 15 min.


  • 2 chopped, green onions plus more for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp., butter
  • 12 oz., fresh raw oysters, undrained
  • 1 qt., half and half or whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp., salt
  • 1/4 tsp., white pepper
  • 1/8 tsp.. cayenne pepper
  • Crackers for serving
  • Green onions for garnish, sliced
  1. Combine all ingredients over heat
  2. Cook the onions in a pot with the butter until they are tender, then add the remaining ingredients.

  3. Simmer and serve
  4. Keep a low heat on under the pot and cook until the edges of the oysters start to curl. The soup needs to be hot, but not boiling, before it is ready to serve.

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