Oysters Rockefeller

For our family, oysters are always a sign of celebration! They are the ultimate celebratory treat that happens to be healthy – BIG BONUS! Take a break from the pigs & blankets and mixup the appetizers with something fresh from the sea! We love them raw over ice, with a homemade mignonette, lemon wedge, and glass of white wine. We also love them baked with fresh spinach and cheese. Why not, try both? Cheers!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (9 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds salt
  • 3 dozen fresh oysters in the shell, washed

Directions:

  • Heat a large skillet, melt butter then add onions – cook onions until translucent
  • Add spinach; cook and stir until wilted then remove from the heat
  • Once removed from heat, stir in cheese, lemon and pepper.
  • Spread salt into ungreased baking pans
  • Shuck oysters, reserving oyster and its liquid in bottom shell
  • Lightly press oyster shells down into the salt, using salt to keep oysters level
  • Top each with 2-1/2 tsp. spinach mixture
  • Bake, uncovered, at 450° until oysters are plump, 6-8 minutes & enjoy immediately!

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