Ingredients with Measurements:
- 12 fresh oysters
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped bacon
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
Special equipment needed:
- Oyster shucker
- Baking sheet
- Mixing bowl
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Shuck the oysters and place them on a baking sheet.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, bacon, onion, and tomatoes. Mix well.
4. Spoon the breadcrumb mixture over each oyster.
5. In a saucepan, combine the Worcestershire sauce and tomato sauce. Heat over medium heat until warm.
6. Spoon the sauce over each oyster.
7. Bake the oysters for 10-12 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
8. Serve immediately.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
- Oven temperature: 400°F
- Serves 4
- Calories per serving: 180
- Fat per serving: 8g
- Protein per serving: 12g
- Carbohydrates per serving: 15g
- Fiber per serving: 1g
- Sugar per serving: 4g
- Sodium per serving: 600mg
Substitutions for ingredients:
- Panko breadcrumbs can be used instead of regular breadcrumbs.
- Chopped pancetta can be used instead of bacon.
- Green onions can be used instead of regular onions.
- Oysters Rockefeller can be made by substituting spinach for the tomatoes in the breadcrumb mixture.
- Oysters Bienville can be made by substituting shrimp for the bacon in the breadcrumb mixture.
Tips and tricks:
- Be careful when shucking the oysters to avoid injury.
- Use fresh oysters for the best flavor.
- Serve with lemon wedges for added flavor.
- Leftover oysters can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- To reheat, place the oysters on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve the oysters on a bed of rock salt for a decorative touch.
- Garnish with chopped parsley or lemon wedges.
- Chopped parsley
- Lemon wedges
- Sauvignon Blanc
Suggested side dishes:
- Garlic bread
- Caesar salad
- If the breadcrumbs are not browning, place the oysters under the broiler for a few minutes.
Food safety advice:
- Only use fresh oysters and discard any that do not open during cooking.
- Wash hands and surfaces thoroughly before and after handling raw oysters.
- Oysters Kirkpatrick is a classic Australian dish that was named after a politician named Charles Kirkpatrick.
- Salty, savory, and slightly sweet.
- Serve as an appetizer or as a main course with a side dish.
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