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blue heaven

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Oyster stew Sat, 03/6/10 8:50 AM (permalink)
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

    Re:Oyster stew Sat, 03/6/10 8:48 PM (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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      6star

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      Re:Oyster stew Sat, 03/6/10 9:44 PM (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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        RubyRose

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        Re:Oyster stew Sun, 03/7/10 9:16 AM (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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