Central Avenue Oyster Bar Stew Recipe

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Central Avenue Oyster Bar Stew
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  • 1 pint of oysters , freshest possible
  • 3 tbsp of butter divided
  • 1/2 tsp of celery salt
  • 1/2 cup of bottled clam juice
  • 2 cups of milk
  • dash of paprika


  1. Drain oysters, reserving liquor.
  2. Heat together 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter, worchestershire sauce, and celery salt, bring to boil.
  3. Add oysters and mixed oyster and clam juice.
  4. Heat until the edges begin to curl.
  5. Pour in milk and heat just below the boiling point.
  6. When ready to serve, split the reserved 3/4 tablespoon of butter between the bottom of your two bowls and ladle the stew over top. Sprinkle with a dash of paprika.
  7. “This is not that, and that is certainly not this, and at the same time an oyster stew is not stewed, and although they are made of the same things and even cooked almost the same way, an oyster soup should never be called a stew, nor stew soup.”
  8. M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992)
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 682.48 Kcal (2857 kJ)
Calories from fat 288.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.06g 49%
Cholesterol 290.24mg 97%
Sodium 786.21mg 33%
Potassium 1185.44mg 25%
Total Carbs 18.99g 6%
Sugars 14.34g 57%
Dietary Fiber 0.06g 0%
Protein 76.21g 152%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 17.8mg 99%
Calcium 321.3mg 32%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 109.28 Kcal (458 kJ)
Calories from fat 46.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.13g 49%
Cholesterol 46.47mg 97%
Sodium 125.88mg 33%
Potassium 189.81mg 25%
Total Carbs 3.04g 6%
Sugars 2.3g 57%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 12.2g 152%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 5%
Iron 2.8mg 99%
Calcium 51.4mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.3
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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