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Can I freeze oyster stew?

JennyH Feb 1, 2007 02:38 PM

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?

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    mpalmer6c Sep 8, 2007 11:37 AM

    Sure. Campbell's used to market a very tasty frozen oyster stew (which unfortunately was discontinued),

    1. Candy Sep 8, 2007 10:03 AM

      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.

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        Gail Sep 8, 2007 10:02 AM

        The only trouble I've had is with the little chunks of potato. If you omit this, it should be fine.

        1. jayt90 Sep 8, 2007 09:58 AM

          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.

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