Oyster Chowder

Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Foodie Friday!! 

I wanted to show you guys a really simple recipe that I found here and made for dinner last night. Lately the weather has turned super chilly and suddenly I felt the need for hot stew/chowder to warm up with. Now if you don't like oysters then that's perfectly fine! You can substitute the oysters with shrimp, clams, or any seafood you want. Just take the base of the chowder and add what you like! :) 

Finished look of the oyster chowder garnished with parsley.

Let's get started..

One jar of shucked oysters that I bought at the market in it's own juices.

Wash each oyster thoroughly in case of sandy grit under cold water.

Strain the oyster juices (to get rid of grit) to add into the pot later..

Two stalks of celery and one medium-sized sweet onion finely chopped.

Minced a small handful of italian flat-leaf parsley. Put to the side for garnish..

Add 5 tablespoons of butter in a medium pot on medium heat.

Add 1/4 cup of white flour to the melted butter to create a roux over a reduced med-low heat. 
Stir for a couple mins until a caramel brown color.

Add and mix in the chopped celery and sweet onion with the roux. 
Turn the heat back up to medium and cook for 3 mins.

 Add in the strained oyster juices that was saved earlier.. the roux mixture will turn into a paste.

Slowly pour and stir in 1 3/4 cup of milk (I used low-fat) and 1/4 cup of heavy cream. 

Mix well together and simmer for 15-20 mins over low heat.

 Depends on the size, chop the oysters up into bite-sized pieces. 
(Also - this is where you can add in your own preference of seafood!)

Add and stir the chopped oysters into the pot. Cook for 2-3 mins over med-low heat.

Add sea salt and finely ground black pepper to taste.

It is ready to be served! Serving size: 2-4

I had skipped the step of adding hot sauce or tabasco because I don't really care for the taste of tabasco. So it's up to your preference on adding it in earlier. But the Hubs loves tabasco so he added it to his own bowl. 
If you try this recipe out, enjoy! Hope it keeps you nice and toasty from the cold weather. :)

136 comments:

  1. Oh my~ this looks so delicious! I'll have to try it out since the weather is getting chillier~

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  2. This looks absolutely delicious!

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  3. Ong delicious! I have to make this one day!

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  4. that looks SOO good, must make it sometime! xO!
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  5. Oysters are really expensive where I live but this looks so delicious! I didn't use to like seafood, but now I eat pretty much anything! Thanks for sharing xx

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  6. Mmm, looks so good. I like watching roux being made, there's something about butter and flour that's really appetizing. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  7. Interesting! I'll have to try, cause I love seafood!

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  8. thanks for sharing!

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  9. Ok so the way you mentioned it sounded pretty good, but now that I see it, its even more nom nom. I wants!!! I will have to make it soon, because N loves any kind of chowder. -del

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  10. Ur such a good wife!!!
    I need to learn how to cook! I'm gonna try this recipe and substitute the oyster with scallops!

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    1. Aww thank you! I try! ;)

      That sounds really good with scallops too!!

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  11. This looks delish!!

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  14. Thanks for the recipe!! I love chowders!!! Especially corn chowder and clam chowder! Oysters would be a nice little change :)
    NYC weather is finally and consistently in the 50's now so I've been craving all sorts of soups and chowders. yum.

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  15. It looks like a great dinner.
    Great pictures as well.
    Happy Friday!
    xoxo

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  16. Yum! I'll definitely be putting this on my menu soon, can't wait to try it!

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  17. Humm it looks very tasty Sheila!!
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  18. hmm this looks very taste, definetly have to try it at home too!

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  19. I could totally go for some chowder right about now!

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  20. Sheila, I just tried this for lunch. It's so delicious and hearty! I'll definitely keep your recipe cuz it made it really simple too :)

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  21. WOW! It looks so delicious! YUM! <3
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  22. oh yum!!! your photos are wonderful! i bet that soup is delicious!!
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  23. Oh YUM YUM YUM! I looooove these step by step photos, best of all, you are making me VERY hungry!!
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  24. THANK YOU for this!! I've been looking everywhere for a good chowder recipe :)
    I will try it out this weekend xx

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  25. Wow this looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to try this!!

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  26. tremendously in need for a cook that can make this for me ;P...you really have cooking skills

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  29. Yum, yum! That soup looks like heaven...oyster, cream, parsley...delicious!
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  30. looks so yummy....i will definitely try it :)by the way thanx alot for the comment ....ofcourse we can follow each other...i'm following you now...do follow me back and lets stay in touch

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  31. yum, that looks lovely! c: gettin' real hungry over here

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  34. My husband & grandpa would love this! Whenever we go to Oregon they have to buy a ton of fresh oysters to bring home.

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  35. OMG you are such a great cook! This looks soooo delish! <3

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  36. Mmmm look yummy yummy!!!!

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  37. Sheila, this looks delicious. I love to cook too so I may give this a try, maybe add some potatoes.

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  38. OMG! looks amazing~ thanks for this amazing recipe and photos!

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  39. I am thoroughly impressed that you made this from scratch. Kudos to you! Looks delicious.
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  40. I feel like eating em now, it makes me so hungry !

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  42. This looks so yummy! Always appreciate a good recipe!

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  44. Fantastic looking chowder. I'm a New England girl so I can appreciate a good chowder. Thank you for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  45. MM! It looks really delicous. :) I've never tasted oysters actually.

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  46. that looks delicious :)

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  49. I love anything oysters! Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Wow looks so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing! Love oysters! Have a great weekend! Xx

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  56. It sounds like a great dish during the cold days!
    Thank you for the comment!

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  59. Looks yummy but I think I would prefer the oyster version, you have a lovely blog, come to visit mine and we can follow each other to keep in touch.
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  60. OMG! looks soooooooo good! sooooo yummy!!!!! xoxo
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  61. This looks so delicious! Definitely going to try it!
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  62. Wow you made me crave for chowder! I have never heard of oyster chowder before so this one is really intriguing and I'm not a cook but this seems easy to make!Thanks for posting. You're awesome!
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  65. Your oyster chowder dish looks so good. I always have clam chowder but not oyster. What a refreshing change! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love yours! I'm a food and fashionista too. Lets stay in touch :)
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  68. Great job! This looks fantastic!

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  69. Omg! Yumz yumz, I want some! :D:D

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  70. Mmmm, this looks so yummy! Perfect for this chilly weather :)

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  71. oh wow this looks good. loooove oysters! <3

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  72. Looks good!

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  73. this looks so delicious! i've never been a big fan of oysters, but i think it's just bc the only ones i've had are raw. these definitely look palatable :)

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  79. Yummy !
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  82. This looks and sounds really delicious! The perfect meal for fall :) Lovely!

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  86. man, you make everything look so delicious... and i don't even like oysters!

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  95. I don't really like the taste of oysters but this looks really delicious ^_^

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  97. That soup looks yummy! I'm your newest follower. ;)

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  99. I love chowder, but not oysters. I DO like clam chowder so that's kind of simlar right :) Anyway, looks like a good meal!

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  101. Yummy! That's one of my favorite soup.

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  103. what a fun recipe! great images.

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  108. I need to try this very very soon.... lol

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  109. Hey! Great blog! I love clam chowder and this looks really good! I'm following you now. Thanks again for visiting mine. I'll have to try out this recipe. Hope you can follow me back! :)

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  112. Great Post!

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  113. wow, this looks so yummy! thanks alot for sharing, i'll definitely try this :)

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  115. drooooool i've never had oyster chowder before.. but i LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE clam chowder.. so i'm sooo going to try making this :) it looks so noms!!

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  118. While I never want to see a closeup photos of ugly oysters like that again (HA!) I do love the way the finished product looks. I'm recipe obsessed and I must give this one a try! Thanks for stopping by my blog lady!

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  119. Oh I love chowder, and you make it look so easy!

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  120. I love oysters and clam chowder so this looks lovely!

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