In a medium saucepan, heat the milk
and butter over medium heat until barely simmering, 7 to 10 minutes.
Don't let it boil.
Add the oysters and all the juice from
Heat through, 2 to 3 minutes, over
Season with salt, pepper, and a hint
Pour into two bowls and serve
The utter simplicity of oyster stew, which
is actually more of an oyster soup. Milk and butter are usually on hand
in the refrigerator.
Oyster stew is best eaten by itself,
accompanied simply by crackers or bread. If you are lucky enough to have
access to fresh oysters (through fresh shellfish is a pretty rare
commodity for most busy people!) so much the better.