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Oyster Madness: 3 Delicious Recipes to Try

Are you a fan of oysters? Whether you love them raw, fried, or in a soup, we've got you covered with these three mouth-watering recipes. Impress your guests at your next dinner party or enjoy a cozy night in with these playful and delicious oyster recipes. From Oyster Rockefeller Soup to Oyster and Shrimp Jambalaya, these dishes are sure to satisfy your cravings. So what are you waiting for? Let's dive in!


Oyster Rockefeller Soup


This creamy soup is a perfect choice for a cozy night in or a dinner party with friends. The combination of fresh oysters, flavorful vegetables, and anise-flavored liqueur creates a rich and satisfying dish.

Ingredients:

  • 24 fresh oysters

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup chopped celery

  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh watercress

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh fennel

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

  • 1/4 cup Pernod or other anise-flavored liqueur

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Lemon wedges for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Shuck the oysters and reserve the liquor.

  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.

  3. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture turns golden brown.

  4. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream and chicken broth.

  5. Add the onion, celery, and green bell pepper and bring to a simmer.

  6. Add the oyster liquor and simmer for 5 minutes.

  7. Add the oysters, parsley, spinach, watercress, fennel, and chives.

  8. Simmer for another 5 minutes.

  9. Remove from heat and stir in the Pernod.

  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  11. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Oyster Crostini


These crispy bites are a fun and easy appetizer that are perfect for any occasion. The combination of fried oysters and garlic bread is sure to please a crowd.

Ingredients:

  • 24 fresh oysters

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 24 slices of baguette

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • Lemon wedges for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Shuck the oysters and reserve the liquor.

  2. Mix the flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.

  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Dredge the oysters in the flour mixture and shake off the excess.

  5. Fry the oysters in the hot oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

  6. Drain on paper towels.

  7. Toast the baguette slices and rub them with the garlic.

  8. Spread a little butter on each slice.

  9. Top each slice with an oyster.

  10. Sprinkle with parsley.

  11. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Oyster and Shrimp Jambalaya

This classic Cajun dish is a great choice for a family dinner or a Mardi Gras celebration. The combination of oysters, shrimp, and spicy sausage makes for a flavorful and satisfying meal.

Ingredients:

  • 24 fresh oysters

  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 pound spicy sausage, sliced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 celery stalk, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Lemon wedges for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Shuck the oysters and reserve the liquor.

  2. Mix the flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.

  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Dredge the oysters and shrimp in the flour mixture and shake off the excess.

  5. Fry the oysters and shrimp in the hot oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

  6. Drain on paper towels.

  7. In a large pot, brown the sausage over medium-high heat.

  8. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic and sauté until softened.

  9. Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, rice, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, and cayenne pepper.

  10. Bring to a boil.

  11. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

  12. Add the fried oysters and shrimp to the pot and gently stir to combine.

  13. Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes.

  14. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.

  15. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Enjoy these playful and delicious oyster recipes!

We hope you try out these delicious oyster recipes and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills! If you're looking for the freshest oysters for your next recipe, be sure to check out Shoalwater Seafood. You can order oysters and other seafood directly to your door for the ultimate convenience. Don't hesitate, order now and start cooking!




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