Oyster Stew

Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a First Course
    • Difficulty


Appears in

North Atlantic Seafood

By Alan Davidson

Published 1980

  • About


  • oysters, freshly shucked, ½ litre (1 pint, or about 16–20)
  • bacon,


Fry the bacon crisp, drain it on absorbent paper and crumble it.

Put the oysters, with their juices, and the butter in a heavy pot and cook them gently until the edges begin to curl (about 3 minutes). Then add the bacon, the milk (or ‘half and half’ if you prefer), shallot, salt and paprika. Once it is all heated through, serve the stew with oyster crackers.