We love our oysters cold, raw, and naked. But sometimes we like to shake things up a bit. Here’s a couple of our favorite ways to dress up oysters.
Blue, Bacon, & Bivalve
This treat of a recipe is meant for the barbeque grill and much of it can be prepared ahead of time.
Ingredients needed: oysters, blue cheese, cooked bacon, and hot sauce.
- First cook up some bacon. You’ll use a small piece on each oyster, so 3 slices of bacon for a dozen oysters will do it.
- Break or cut the blue cheese into generous pieces in proportion to the oysters.
- Shuck the oysters, put them on a plate without spilling the oyster’s liquor.
- Dress the oysters in this order: Bacon > blue cheese > hot sauce
- Using tongs, carefully put the oysters on a hot grill, close the cover and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling.
This sauce you’ll find at most oyster bars and for good reason! It goes great with raw oysters.
Ingredients needed: Red wine vinegar, Shallot, and cracked pepper
- Simply mix together a ¼ cup of red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of finely minced shallot, and cracked pepper and let sit in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow shallots to marinate and let the sauce thicken.
Our Hot Sauce Picks
- Maritime Madness – Shuckin’ Delicious Sauce
- Tabasco Sauce
Our Drink Picks
- Nova 7 by Benjamin Bridge
- Moth Lane Oyster Thief Stout