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Bivalve Mollusk Recipes (Clam, Oysters and Mussel Recipes)

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Captain Phil's Oyster Stew

Recipe from: CindiJ
Servings: 6 cups

We are huge fans of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" and Capt. Phil Harris is one of our favorites on the show. I found this archived from 1997 courtesy of Seatlle PI and Emeril Lagasse.

½ cup boiling potato, diced and peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup chopped onion
2 pints oysters, freshly shucked, drain their liquor and reserve
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 ½ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
fresh ground black pepper
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup heavy cream
2 green onions or scallions, finely minced

In 3 cups of boiling water, cook the potatoes until firm-tender — al dente.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the reserved oyster liquor and cook 30 seconds more. Add the parsley, garlic, potatoes, salt, white pepper, and 20 turns of the black-pepper mill, and bring to a simmer. Stir in the hot sauce and Worcestershire and simmer for 1 minute. Add the cream and cook for 3 minutes.

Fold in the green onions and the oysters and cook just until the edges of the oysters start to curl, about 2 minutes. Stay with it to be sure the oysters don't overcook.

To serve, ladle 1½ cups of the stew into each of 4 shallow soup bowls and top each with 2 turns black pepper.

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