Oyster stew has been a holiday tradition in my family, but I wanted a version without the milk or cream in my Mom’s, or the various scary ingredients in the canned. Mine does use ghee, but you could easily substitute any other fat if that doesn’t work for you: butter, bacon drippings, lard, duck fat… It also takes advantage of canned coconut milk and oysters for convenience, but would be even better with fresh. Best of all, you can enjoy this whenever you want – because you can literally throw it together in a few minutes!
Joe’s Easy Oyster Stew
1 14 oz can coconut milk
1 8 oz can boiled oysters
2 Tbs ghee
⅛ tsp white pepper
⅛ tsp sea salt
optional: ½ cup jelled bone broth and/or ¼ tsp gelatin for additional body and nutrition
Mix ingredients in a saucepan and heat to serving temperature. Flavor is better if simmered for 10-15 minutes.