8 medium stewing oysters, shucked

4 ounces oyster liquor

4 ounces clam juice

6 ounces heavy cream

1 teaspoon melted butter

Salt, pepper and celery salt to taste

Oyster crackers

1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the oysters, oyster liquor, and clam juice and cook, stirring frequently, just until the oysters begin to curl at the edges. Do not allow it to boil. Transfer to a large serving bowl and cover to keep warm.

2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the heavy cream and butter and cook until steaming but not boiling. Slowly stir the cream mixture into the oyster mixture, and season with salt, pepper, and celery salt. Serve immediately with OTC (Original Trenton Crackers).

Nutrition: 751 calories, 12 grams protein, 22 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams sugar, 70 grams fat, 303 milligrams cholesterol, 894 milligrams sodium, no dietary fiber