Oyster Stew (Low Carb & Gluten-free)

This low carb version of a traditional Christmas or New Year's Eve oyster stew brings all of the flavors you are craving with fewer carbs and it is gluten-free too!

Looking for more low carb holiday dish ideas? How about giving Turnips Au Gratin a try? Or this Low Carb Green Bean Casserole?

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Well, here we are my friends, the last post before Christmas 😮

I can't believe it is here! We made it!!

Annnnnnd I still have presents to wrap, and food to prep, and cleaning to do. At least I have all of my shopping done. So there is that.

Hey, I will take my wins where I can find them!

But tomorrow I have a bowl of this delicious oyster stew to look forward to, and all of the wonderful memories that it brings.

This is a low carbified version of the stew my grandmother used to make every Christmas eve. Sometimes she would make it for New Year's as well. Even as a kid I looked forward it. 

It was so rich and creamy. The holidays really didn't start without it!

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INGREDIENTS FOR OYSTER STEW 

What you will need:



Six photos of the process of making Oyster Stew (Low Carb & Gluten-free).

HOW TO MAKE THIS OYSTER STEW

STEP 1

Drain oysters, reserving the liquid. If your oysters are large you can chop them into smaller bite-sized pieces.

STEP 2

Over medium heat, in a large heavy-bottomed pot, melt butter

STEP 3 

Add oysters and cook for 3 or 4 minutes or until they begin to firm up.

STEP 4

Add the seasonings and then white wine and bring to a simmer.

STEP 5

Add the reserved oyster liquid + enough water to equal 2 cups, heavy cream, and thyme.

STEP 6

Cover and bring to a simmer cooking for 5 minutes.


Overhead photo of a large pot of Oyster Stew (Low Carb & Gluten-free) on a wooden table.


STEP 7

Remove from the heat, remove thyme sprig, taste, and adjust seasoning if needed.

STEP 8

Serve topped with a sprinkle of paprika for color.

STEP 9

We also like to top with these if you are craving crackers.


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FAQ ABOUT OYSTER STEW


Do I have to use fresh/raw oysters? Well, first let me say that this works best with fresh oysters because they have more flavor, as well as they come in their "liquor". But, I have been known to make this with cooked oysters in a pinch. I used clam juice for the liquid you could get from the fresh oysters. It wasn't the same, but it did calm my craving.

Can I make this dairy-free? Yes, I have subbed coconut milk, the canned kind, for the heavy cream when serving this to dairy-free peeps.

How do I store the leftovers? Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. I would not freeze it.


Close up photo of ladeling Oyster Stew (Low Carb & Gluten-free) into a white bowl.


This year I am hoping to get the grandkids to give this stew a try. 

One is 5, one is 3.

I know I started out very young with this stew and it is a part of my holiday memories going back as far as I can remember, so I would love for it to be a part of theirs as well.

But one is pretty picky, so I am not going to hold my breath on that one!

Do you have a holiday traditional dish that you remember from your childhood? 

Maybe something that most kids wouldn't like?

I would love to hear about it! Leave me a comment and tell me about it!!

Merry Christmas everyone 🎄


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Oyster Stew (Low Carb & Gluten-Free)

Oyster Stew (Low Carb & Gluten-Free)

Yield: 6 servings
Author: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min
This low carb version of a traditional Christmas or New Year's eve oyster stew brings all of the flavors you are craving with fewer carbs and it is gluten-free too!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Drain oysters, reserving the liquid. If your oysters are large you can chop them into smaller bite-sized pieces.
  2. Over medium heat, in a large heavy-bottomed pot, melt butter
  3. Add oysters and cook for 3 or 4 minutes or until they begin to firm up.
  4. Add the seasonings and then white wine and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the reserved oyster liquid + enough water to equal 2 cups, heavy cream, and thyme.
  6. Cover and bring to a simmer cooking for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat, remove thyme sprig, taste, and adjust seasoning if needed.
  8. Serve topped with a sprinkle of paprika for color.
  9. We also like to top with these if you are craving crackers.

Notes:

*Notes - I suggest a Sauvignon blanc (what I use), Pinot Grigio, or unoaked Chardonnay)

Can substitute vegetable stock for the wine if no alcohol is preferred.

Calories

631.13

Fat (grams)

54.16

Sat. Fat (grams)

32.96

Carbs (grams)

12.44

Fiber (grams)

0.19

Net carbs

12.25

Sugar (grams)

3.91

Protein (grams)

17.90

Sodium (milligrams)

401.98

Cholesterol (grams)

230.37
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it's not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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