We Asked An Expert How To Make Oyster Stew Dairy-Free – Mashed

June 8, 2024 | by magnews24.com

For a dairy-free oyster stew, Neal Bodenheimer’s best advice is to “go in a different direction” while focusing on ingredients that harmonize well with each other. For example, if using coconut milk, “you’d want to change the potato to sweet potato.” You could also turn to preexisting dishes from different cuisines for inspiration: “There’s no reason [oyster stew] couldn’t be Thai or Vietnamese-inflected.” Tom kha gai is a Thai coconut chicken soup that combines creamy and sweet coconut milk with tangy and spicy flavors. Taking inspiration from typical ingredients found in this dish, you could make a coconut oyster stew with a kick of jalapeño peppers and cilantro, and serve it with a wedge of lime.

Another great diary-free milk option for oyster stew is soy milk (found in the Korean soy bean soup, kongguksu). Considered one of the most nutritious non-dairy milks, soy milk is creamy, slightly nutty, high in protein, and easy to make at home. This soy-based version of oyster stew could either take on the more typical ingredients of garlic and potato, or it could turn into a seaweed oyster stew, garnished with sesame seeds and green onions. These dairy-free versions may not be the same as a traditional Virginia oyster stew, but they are equally as flavorful and make for creative new recipes.


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