Oyster Stew at Kamp Karen

Jim's Oyster Stew

We love cooking at Kamp Karen.  Oysters remain one of our favorite foods.  Grilled, steamed, fried, sauteed or stewed and yes sometimes we eat them raw!!!  We like Rose Bay and Belhaven, NC or Chincoteague, VA oysters.  For new years eve, Karen and I shared kitchen duties.  We feasted on Angus steak marinated in Makers Mark bourbon, oyster stew, roasted asparagus and Caesar salad.  Several folks have asked for the oyster stew recipe, so here goes.


1 Pint of freshly shucked oysters

1/4 pound of your favorite smoked bacon diced

1/2 small onion diced

table spoon garlic diced

table spoon of Old Bay seasoning (more if you like!)

4 drops Tabasco sauce (more if you like!)


Fry bacon in a large frying pan till crisp then saute onion and garlic until onions are clear.  Add Old Bay and Tabasco stirring well to mix ingredients.

Almost ready for the oysters!

Add oysters and all the oyster liquor to the frying pan cooking over medium heat until the edges of the oysters curl.  Serve immediately and enjoy!  I like this easy recipe which takes less than 15 minutes to make if the oysters are already shucked.

About James Friend Dickerson

Real Estate Consultant As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts you first providing rigidly flexible service. James Dickerson provides a high level of service designed to fit each individual clients needs. Having received many awards from both the local Association of REALTORS and RE/MAX International, James is recognized as an authority on the local real estate market. The highest form of recognition James receives continues to be the many repeat clients who seek out his services time after time plus sending their relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors to James for their real estate needs. Contact James today for an interview to discuss your real estate needs. James is a licensed real estate sales person in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Charlottesville Solutions. Personal As a Central Virginia native (Born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle and Louisa Counties), James' youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, James' non-real estate activities include spending time with family & friends, traveling, stalking deer & spring gobblers, fly fishing, church and Masonic activities. James and his lovely bride Karen live between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Since 2022 Jim has served on the Louisa County Planning Commission. Their dog Sammy passed away so now they dog sit for friends and family.
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