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Shortcut Seafood Stew

(2 Votes)
50 Min

All right, I'll admit it? I cheated. I used a few shortcuts here that cut the cooking time of the original recipe by one third. But one thing I didn't cheat on is the flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound smoked sausage or kielbasa, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (8-ounce) container shucked fresh oysters, rinsed and drained (see Note)
  • 1 (12-ounce) container brown gravy
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat and sauté the green pepper and garlic for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bell pepper is tender.
  2. Add the sausage, shrimp, and oysters; sauté for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink.
  3. Add the gravy, 1-1/2 cups water, the basil, thyme, and black pepper; mix well and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup water and the cornstarch. Stir into the stew and cook until thickened.


If you prefer, you can use two drained 10-ounce cans of baby clams instead of the oysters.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 416
  • Calories from Fat 215
  • Total Fat 24g 37 %
  • Saturated Fat 11g 54 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 37g 75 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 259mg 86 %
  • Sodium 1,811mg 75 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 14g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10 %
  • Sugars 2.3g 0 %

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This sounds absolutely delicious, but before I make it, I need a clarification. I noticed that the shucked oysters have been listed twice in the ingredients. Is this a typo, or does the recipe require one container of the oysters added at a two different places in the process? Thanks.

Thank you for catching that! There are only 8-ounces of oysters in this recipe. Thanks again for bringing that to our attention. Now you can make this wonderful stew, enjoy!


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