Oyster stew

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2010/03/06 08:50:08 (permalink)

Oyster stew

Hi does anyone have a recipe for oyster stew?  I do not have a double boiler and I was wondering if it is necessary to make this stew.  Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    seafarer john
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    Re:Oyster stew 2010/03/06 20:48:58 (permalink)
    Yes, don't even attempt it without a double boiler - or buy a $$$$  steamer like they use at the Grand Central Oyster Bar.

    Cheers, John 
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    Re:Oyster stew 2010/03/06 21:44:09 (permalink)
    A double boiler makes things a lot easier, but if you don't want to invest in one, here are a couple of recipes not using a double boiler:
     
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Oyster-Stew/Detail.aspx
     
    http://www.recipezaar.com/Oyster-Stew-13649
     
    (Just make sure you don't leave the kitchen or get interrupted while making it.)
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    Re:Oyster stew 2010/03/07 09:16:33 (permalink)
    A double boiler isn't necessary if you keep the heat low enough so that it doesn't go above a simmer but most people are too impatient for that. 
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    Here's one of my favorite oyster stew recipes for when I want a change from the basic.
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    OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER STEW – 4 servings
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    4 slices bacon
    1 cup thinly sliced leeks
    1 cup thinly sliced celery
    1/ 8 tsp. cayenne pepper
    3 cups half-and-half
    2 cups milk
    1 1/ 2 pints shucked oysters and liquor
    2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    2 cups thinly sliced raw spinach leaves
    Salt and black pepper
    1 Tbs. butter (optional)
    Oyster crackers to serve with stew
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    In a large heavy saucepan or soup kettle, fry the bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel, crumble and reserve. Pour off all but 2 Tbs. of drippings from the skillet.
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    Add the leek and celery and saute over medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes, until the vegetables are softened. Stir in the cayenne pepper.
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    Add the half-and-half and the milk and bring to a simmer. Add the oysters (cut large ones in half) and the Worcestershire sauce. Return to a simmer. Stir in the spinach and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the spinach is just wilted and the oysters are cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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    Swirl in the optional butter, if used, and serve immediately in large, shallow bowls. Sprinkle each bowl with the reserved bacon.
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