Yesterday I was shopping and saw a container of fresh oysters that brought me down memory lane. I just had to purchase some to make some stew! My Dad would always make oyster stew for the holidays. It would be an appetizer a couple hours before the dinner.
Last night I made a pot and we had it as the main dish, with a side salad for dinner. I had some fresh parsley growing and chives in my herb garden that I snipped and garnished the top of the stew.
2 cups of milk
1 cup of cream
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 12 oz fresh oysters
Drain oysters and save liquid. Heat oysters on low in melted butter. Do not overcook.
Heat 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of cream on low heat till hot. Add liquid from oysters. Then follow with oysters. Cook all on low for about 20 minutes.
Pour into bowl and garnish with fresh parsley and chopped chives.
A few drops of tabasco can be added if desired.