Oyster Stew with Chorizo and Spinach

By • January 28, 2010 5 Comments

59 + Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

Author Notes: If I can refrain from eating oysters as soon as they've been shucked, I like to cook them in a stew. This stew is a favorite. I love the contrast of the plump, slippery oysters with smoky, spicy chorizo and earthy spinach. The creamy broth, perfumed with oyster liquor, binds together the robust flavors and textures, creating a lovely one-bowl meal.TasteFood

Serves 3-4

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces chorizo sausage, cut in 1/4" slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shucked oysters (about 12), liquor drained and reserved
  • 3 cups spinach leaves, washed
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add chorizo. Cook, stirring, until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Transfer chorizo to a plate lined with a paper towel. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from saucepan.
  2. Add onion to saucepan and sauté over medium heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add milk, cream and reserved oyster liquor to the onions. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Add spinach and cook briefly until wilted but still bright green.
  5. Add oysters and simmer until cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve immediately in warm bowls.

More Great Recipes: Fish & Seafood|Pork|Soups|Soup|Fish

💬 View Comments ()

Comments (5) Questions (0)


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

So glad this popped up....I wasn't on a year ago, and wow!


over 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Oh, how I could go for a bowl of that right now on this very chilly day!


over 5 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Wow. What's not to love?


over 5 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Wow, yum on this! The chorizo is a great idea! Love the bowl too!


over 5 years ago melissav

This looks yummy!