Oyster chowder heats up dinner options

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Oysters are the culinary symbol of passion. So for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, try this oyster chowder recipe from the Virginia Marine Products Board. Or for more oyster recipes, visit virginiaoysters.org.

Oyster Chowder

4 tablespoons chopped onions
3 tablespoons butter
12-ounce can oysters, liquid reserved
4 cups boiled potatoes, cubed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup corn
4 cups scalded milk
2 tablespoons flour

Fry onion in butter until lightly browned, add oysters and liquid. Add potatoes, salt, pepper, corn and milk, and bring to a boil. Mix flour with water to make a smooth paste, and add to the chowder. Stir gently until it thickens.

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