Can I freeze oyster stew?
Costco sells quart jars of fresh, shelled oysters, too much to use at once, but less expensive than the little 8-oz size. I thought of cooking a batch of oyster stew and freezing half but I'm afraid the oysters might get tough. Has anyone tried this?
Should be OK and not tough. But if your oyster strew is thin there may be some separation when it thaws. A rich cream based stew should work well.
The only trouble I've had is with the little chunks of potato. If you omit this, it should be fine.
I would just use the oysters you need for the stew and freeze the remaining oysters. It does not hurt the oysters at all. I do that frequently.
Sure. Campbell's used to market a very tasty frozen oyster stew (which unfortunately was discontinued),