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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.