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Sick of the traditional turkey and ham? Want to change up your Holiday menu this year? Need some Hatteras Island flavor in your life to ward off the oncoming winter blues? We have just the thing! Try this super simple island recipe for Oyster Stew. Even those who are domestically challenged can pull-off this crowd pleaser!


Oyster Stew Recipe



-1 Pint Oysters, shucked (reserve the liquid/juice)

-Enough water to cover

-1 Stick of Butter

-1/2 cup – 3/4 cup Heavy Cream

-Salt and Pepper to taste



In a medium saucepan add oysters, reserved oyster liquid, butter  and just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat. Add heavy cream and salt and pepper. Stir repetitively while simmering for 2 minutes. Allow to sit for a few minutes to thicken. Stir well and serve with oyster crackers or saltines. Yields two servings.