Some oysters Rockefeller recipes are far more complicated than others, featuring various minced, blended vegetables like chives, green onions, spinach, celery, capers, and more, as well as the oysters themselves, breadcrumbs and butter. However, the following recipe shows you that it is possible to use just six items and still get amazing results. The main reason for minimizing the ingredients list is to let the flavor of the oysters clearly shine through. After all, they are the star of the show here, and everything else is simply an edible garnish.
This recipe features a spinach, parsley, onion and breadcrumb topping, as well as some butter. The oysters are dressed in the spinach mixture and then broiled to perfection. Oysters Rockefeller recipes can also be baked but you do not really need heat all around the oysters, just on top, so it makes sense just to turn on the broiler for them.
If you want to swap some of the ingredients but still limit yourself to six, try swapping the parsley for cilantro, the ? chopped onion for a shallot, or the butter for extra-virgin olive oil. Serve these with some lemon for squeezing over and perhaps offer hot sauce on the side also.
- 6 fresh oysters, in their shells
- 2 oz fine breadcrumbs
- ⅓ chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 2 oz butter
- 2 oz chopped spinach
- Preheat the broiler to very hot.
- Use a shucking knife to open the oyster shells.
- Discard the tops and loosen each oyster from the base of its shell.
- Set them aside and keep them cold.
- Melt the butter in a small skillet and sauté the onion with the parsley for a couple of minutes until soft.
- Add the spinach and sauté until wilted.
- Add the breadcrumbs and cook for 2 minutes.
- Spoon a little of the spinach and breadcrumb mixture over each half oyster shell, covering the oyster.
- Add a little butter on top of each one.
- Arrange the oysters on a baking tray and broil until golden-brown.
Keeping the ingredients to a minimum is a good exercise for anyone who wants to simplify the way they cook. Less is often more, when it comes to the culinary arts, and every home cook worth his or her salt ought to learn a few two, three, and four ingredient recipes, which can be rustled up in twenty minutes or less. Oysters can be served raw without any additions, so it goes without saying they do not require much in the way of seasoning. This recipe is perfect if you want to impress people by recreating a classic, timeless seafood dish. Serve the oysters as soon as they are cooked.
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