New Year's Oyster Stew Recipe
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New Year's Oyster Stew Recipe

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My husband is a former member of the Air Force's Thunderbird team, and I developed this recipe after he invited the whole team to our house on short notice for an informal dinner. It was very easy-it was done in 45 minutes, and it turned out to be the best oyster stew I'd ever made! —Christa Scott, Santa Fe, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium leeks (white portion only), chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) oysters, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute leeks in butter for 10 minutes or until tender. Add the potatoes, water and bouillon; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Cool.
  2. Transfer to a blender. Cover and process until blended. Return to the pan; stir in the milk, cream, oysters, cayenne, salt and pepper. Cook on low until heated through (do not boil). Garnish with parsley. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as New Year's Oyster Stew in Country December/January 1991, p51

This recipe pairs well with a light white wine.

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

My husband loved this recipe. He said it was one of the best soups he ever had!

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

I normally make a very plain oyster stew using only oysters, butter and milk/cream. I was looking for somethig a little different and more flavorful. This was the perfect recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and my oyster stew turned out wonderful! My family really enjoyed it. Will be serving it again at our Christmas gathering.

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