It’s been nearly 10 years since Ray and I decided to forgo exchanging Christmas Gifts with friends and family, in lieu of gifts we choose to give the people we love the gift of our time. One of the highlights of our holiday season is definitely our Christmas Eve Dinner, which always starts with my Christmas Eve Oyster Stew!
Despite it’s delicious flavor, my Christmas Eve Oyster Stew is one of the easiest parts to our meal. Taking just 5 minutes to make, my Christmas Eve Oyster Stew will fast become one of your family’s favorite holiday traditions too!
What, you don’t love oyster stew? Or there’s picky folks at your holiday table that might turn up their nose?!
No worries! Even the pickiest of eaters LOVE my oyster stew, I just leave the ‘oysters’ out of their bowl and they can enjoy the delicious broth. Trick them with oyster crackers floating on top and they will never know anything is missing.
No, really. I swear.
The creamy broth is actually the very best part.
This year, I encourage you to start shifting away from more stuff and things as gifts and instead, give your friends and family the gift of creating memories together around the dinner table. Enjoying delicious and healthy meals made with love.
- Drain oysters, reserving the liquid
- Over medium heat, in a heavy bottomed pot, melt butter
- Add oysters and seasonings. Saute for roughly 3 minutes or until the edges of the oysters are curled.
- Add reserved oyster liquid, half & half and thyme. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove thyme and serve.