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Oysters Rockefeller
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Oysters Rockefeller are a traditional dish of New Orleans consisting in oysters topped with butter sauce, spinach, and bread crumbs, that are then toasted.
Course: Appetizer, Entrée
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Renards Gourmets
  • 36 fresh oysters medium size
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 oz. fresh spinach finely chopped
  • 3 scallions with 1 inch of green stem finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 5 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • ½ spoonful of Pernod or other anise liquor
  • 1 lb gemstone salt
  • Lemons for garnish
  1. Using an oyster knife, open the oyster shells and detach the flesh.
  2. Discard the upper shells.
  3. Rub and dry the lower shells.
  4. Drain the oysters over a salad bowl and reserve their juice.
  5. In a large saucepan, melt the butter.
  6. Add the spinach, scallions, parsley, bread crumbs, Tabasco sauce, and anise liquor.
  7. Cook over low-medium heat, stirring constantly for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Pass the mixture through a sieve.
  10. Let cool.
  11. Preheat the oven grill.
  12. Line a baking dish with a 1 inch layer of rock salt.
  13. Moisten the salt with water very lightly.
  14. Place the oysters in the salt.
  15. Pour some reserved juice on each oyster.
  16. Pour an equal amount of the spinach mix prepared on each oyster and spread it to the edge of the shell.
  17. Grill in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the filling is bubbling.
  18. Arrange the oysters in a tray and garnish them with parsley and lemon wedges.
  19. Serve immediately.