Sunday 25 February 2018

Oysters Rockefeller

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes (total)

Serves six


6 small Fresh Oysters

100g butter

2 shallots

3 cloves of garlic

200ml cream

100g baby spinach (uncooked)

100ml white wine

100ml vegetable stock

35g breadcrumbs

(equivalent to 1 slice)

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

Salt & pepper, to taste

1 lemon, cuts into wedges & Tabasco sauce (for serving)


Preheat your grill. Shuck the oysters and remove the top shell.

Place the oysters in a large saucepan with cream. Season with salt & pepper. Bring to heat and simmer gently for 1-2 minutes.

Remove from the cream mixture and drain. Place the oysters on a baking tray with parchment paper.

Prepare the bread crumb topping by seasoning with salt & pepper, chilli powder, and fresh flat leaf parsley. Sauté the shallots and garlic in the butter. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the wine and stock. Cook at high heat, then reduce and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook for a further 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Spoon enough of the shallot mixture into each of the oyster shells, covering the poached oyster. Sprinkle enough of the breadcrumb mixture to cover the shallot mixture.

Place under the grill for approximately 2 minutes or until browned

Served immediately with sliced lemon and Tabasco sauce.

Irish Independent

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