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Roasted Oyster Crostini

An easy-to-prepare appetizer that lets fresh Louisiana oysters shine.

Cooking/Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves 12

Oysters, Appetizer

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Ingredients

  • 1 (10-inch) loaf French bread
  • 5 Tbsp. Oyster Butter, in all, recipe follows
  • 12 large Louisiana oysters, shucked
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced cooked applewood smoked bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion, for garnish
  • Oyster Butter
  • 3 3/4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 green onions, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/4 tsp. Creole seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/3 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. white wine
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Crystal Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

Directions

1.) Preheat oven to 350º. Cut French bread into 1/4-inch slices. Toast bread on baking sheets until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove bread slices from oven, and increase heat to Broil.

2.) While bread toasts, in a large sauté pan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup Oyster Butter. Add oysters and cook until plump, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove oysters from heat, and reserve. In a medium bowl, combine Parmesan cheese and bacon.

3.) Spread remaining Oyster Butter on bread slices, Top each slice with 1 cooked oyster, and sprinkle with bacon mixture.

4.) Broil oyster-topped bread in oven until cheese is melted and golden brown. Garnish with green onion, and serve immediately.

Oyster Butter

1.) In a blender, combine all ingredients except butter, and process until smooth. In a small bowl, stir together butter and onion-herb mixture until well blended.