Oyster Stew

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Oyster Stew Oyster Stew

Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 green onions, chopped, plus additional sliced green onions for garnish
2 tablespoons butter
12 ounces fresh raw oysters, undrained
1 quart half-and-half or whole milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Crackers, for serving
Sliced green onions, for garnish





Saute onion in butter until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat until edges of oysters begin to curl and mixture is hot but not boiling. Serve stew with crackers and garnish with sliced green onions.

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Making your oyster stew for Sparta Masonic Lodge Meeting for my husband- it's his turn to fix supper before the meeting. Tina Joines

By Anonymous on January 01, 2014


This Oyster Stew must be eaten piping hot, otherwise as it cools, the soup forms an unappetizing skin on top and the oysters begin to taste "fishy".

By Stargazer on January 04, 2013


This receipt is identical to my grandmother's, only she called it "Glorified Oysters". She also had an oyster stuffing she baked that had plenty of oysters and butter.

By Ronda on December 28, 2012


dear paula, and bobby, i just wanted write and say that i love the both of you so much, that i am looking forward to meeting the whole family in savannah, and also eating at that wonderful restaurant. paula you and bobby have inspired me so much that,i don't like missing any of shows even the re-run. miss paula i am also a diabetic, and i need some recipes from no but you and bobby. bobby i love you new and i'm making your new make over recipes. i love you paula gruver, and you captain. sincerely, hattie m currie

By hattie currie on March 12, 2012


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By Anonymous on February 14, 2012


I absolutely love your show. Your boys are so handsome. I want you to adopt me as your daughter (or daughter-in-law). Next time I'm in Savannah, I will eat at your restaurant and hopefully you will be there. Love you, love you, love you. Thanx. sjo

By Stephanie J. Overton on December 08, 2011


Miss Deen, Thank you for the oyster stew. My Nanna would make it all year long, I can tell you for sure,If you want oyster stew, your making it! thank you again your the Best, &so; cute. Tina

By Tina on November 13, 2011


I have tried your squash casserole recipe and it is very good. I have found this oyster stew recipe and am going to try it next. I am a retired firefighter and spent many years cooking for the Cobb County Fire Dept in Georgia. I truly wish I had found this web site before I retired. With your guidance I might have really been a great cook. Sincerely, Ronnie Kilgore

By Ronnie Kilgore on November 10, 2011


I made this recipe for the first time tonight. Yummy. Simple to make, but oh so good. My husband loved it.

By itsjustcindy on March 26, 2011


I made this recipe for the first time tonight. Yummy. Simple to make, but oh so good. My husband loved it.

By itsjustcindy on March 26, 2011


I have question 1. Is sea salt good for you I have high cholesterol n Im trying to bring my high cholesterol down I cook with sea salt

By Terrell Crawford on February 28, 2011


This recipe for oyster stew is wonderful.. now I know they say less is more .. but being from N'awlins .. We just don't understand that concept.. so I like to add extra stuff to mine .. like clams,crab, and scallops... the pepper gives it a nice little kick! Very simple to make .. always a hit at gatherings! smile

By cindy on January 08, 2011


Dearest Mrs. Paula, Of being just like you. I'm well known for loving my butter. I eat large amounts of it in most of everything I eat. Especially before my Gastric Bypass surgery back in November of 2007. Back then my weight was at 396 Lbs....I am proud to say that I currently weight in at just over 200 lbs. at 207 pounds. I'm very thrilled to say the least! I dropped down from a waist size of 52 inches down to what I have on which is size 38 inches in the waist. And they are too big still. I need to go and get the next size lower. My parents are so thrilled over my weight loss. Not to mention my doctors. My heart doctor told me about 5 yrs back that If I didn't lose some weight soon,that I didn't have long to live. So, that alone gave me the inititive to make some grave decisions towards my health conditions. But as for the butter intake. I still eat it til this day. And now it has NO effects on me anymore. I can eat whatever I want now,and am still shedding the weight. YES!!! Paula, Girlfriend, if ever there were a person to be a witness for this gastric bypass- Then here I AM! I'm soul proof that it works. IT works only if you want it to.The point was with my matter was that - I wanted to live longer. Now I am being told that I have another 25 - 45 years added into my life. Happy New Year Mrs Paula! For I am, Ronnie L. Willis of Bradenton,FL

By Mr. Ronnie Lynn Willis on December 28, 2010

Bobby has done a great job lightening up these recipes.  Keep up the great work Bobby, some of us out here have to eat lighter and I’m one of them….Thank you Bobby Deen


By Liz Dal Poggetto on July 06, 2010

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