Notes: Mo's uses whole milk in this stew, which makes the wonderful, briny flavor of the oysters stand out. For a richer texture but milder oyster flavor, you can substitute half-and-half (light cream) for 1 to 2 cups of the milk. Serve the stew with dense, fresh sourdough bread.

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Recipe Summary

Makes 5 1/2 cups; 4 servings


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  • In a 2 1/2- to 3-quart pan over medium heat, stir milk often just until steaming, about 6 minutes; do not boil.

  • Meanwhile, drain oysters (reserve liquor) and cut into bite-size pieces. Add oysters and liquor to milk and occasionally stir gently just until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Ladle stew evenly into four wide, shallow bowls and top each with 1/2 tablespoon butter.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; calories from fat 55%; protein 16g; fat 17g; saturated fat 9.4g; carbohydrates 16g; sodium 305mg; cholesterol 112mg.