Monday, December 21, 2009

I'm dreaming of oysters for Christmas


I'm not sure when it happened, but my daughter has become oyster lover. Baby Girl used to be so dang picky, so parents of persnickety kids should take heart.

When we were working out our holiday menus, she suggested oysters on Christmas Eve. Which sent me into a shellfish fever. What would it be? On the half shell? Fried? Wrapped in bacon? Rockefellered? How about yes to all of the above. I'll make oysters a dozen different ways, I foolishly declared.

Now I'm in a pickle. I can only come up with 10 recipes. What am I missing?

On the half shell
A Bloody Mary shooter
Dredged in a curry powder and flour and fried
Po'Boy
Angels on Horseback
Oysters Casino
Oysters Rockefeller
Oyster Stew
Oysters Bienville
BBQ-ed Oysters

Maybe I should quit fixating on coming up with a dozen. Ten's a good number. Unless somebody's got a savory suggestion.

7 comments:

CB said...

oysters benedict

Bruce said...

Singaporeans (and other Asian cultures) love oyster omelets. :)

paul said...

The oysters and pearls they serve at Thomas Keller restaurants are amazing. The recipe is in the French Laundry cookbook.

Randal Cooper said...

Dressing? Gumbo? Stew? Bisque? Tempura? Any of the "Rockefeller" preparations, only with:
-Bacon and Blue Cheese
-Caramelized Onions and White Cheddar
-Pimiento Cheese
-Garlic, Lemon Juice, and Capers
-Thin-sliced proscuitto

Kent said...

HangTown Fry

Neil said...

OK, Leslie, what did you select.

leslie.dines at gmail.com; 901-289-4020 said...

Happy New Year Neil...

I scaled way back because they were so good raw.
Did make pretty darned yummy Rockefeller, Oysters Bienville, Oysters Casino and Fried Oysters.
Wish you could taste how amazing these little Kusshi oysters are... one-bite wonders!!