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Crab Claw and Oyster Stew

This recipe is from Chesapeake Bay Cooking which specialises in shellfish and seafood recipes as well as the famous Maryland Stuffed Ham recipes.

"More and more people are discovering the delicate taste of oyster and crab. If you've never before tasted this fabulous combination, Crab Claw and Oyster Stew is a great way to start. It's a rich and satisfying dish for an informal brunch or supper".


1 pound crab claw meat
1 pint fresh shucked oysters and liquor
3/4 stick butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme
1 quart half and half

  • Melt butter in large cooking pot.
  • Add crab meat.
  • Add oysters.
  • Cook thoroughly until the oysters curl.
  • Add half and half and lemon thyme.
  • Cook until stew is hot but don't boil.
  • Serve with corn bread.

Serves 6 to 8

Chesapeake Bay Cooking