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Oysters Rockefeller Recipe
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Oysters Rockefeller

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"A traditional recipe for oysters Rockefeller."

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Original recipe makes 24 oysters Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Clean oysters and place in a large stockpot. Pour in enough water to cover oysters; bring the water and oysters to a boil. Remove from heat and drain and cool oysters. When cooled break the top shell off of each oyster.
  3. Using a food processor, chop the bacon, spinach, bread crumbs, green onions, and parsley. Add the salt, hot sauce, olive oil and anise-flavored liqueur and process until finely chopped but not pureed, about 10 seconds.
  4. Arrange the oysters in their half shells on a pan with kosher salt. Spoon some of the spinach mixture on each oyster. Bake 10 minutes until cooked through, then change the oven's setting to broil and broil until browned on top. Serve hot.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe contains the full amount of the salt oysters are baked over. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2003

My husband has had me searching everywhere for a recipe for Oysters Rockefller that tastes like the ones he gets at The Parson's Table (his favorite "fancy" restaurant). He said this is it! The recipe is super simple, the longest part of preparation is opening the oysters! He ate 6 & we froze the other 18 in three zip-loc bags. Next time, we'll just get them out of the freezer, sprinkle a few more breadcrumbs & grated cheese on top, then pop into the oven! Wonderful! Robin Weiss in NC.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 25, 2014

I had high hopes for this, after making it I understand why it didn't make it. Not enough Pernod, no garlic, and no Parmesan cheese. There are better recipes out there. I was looking for a restaurant style taste.

Mar 28, 2008

This is an amazing recipe. Perfect in everyway. I used "Pernod" that I bought to cook food from recipes I got on a cruise ship.(27.00 a bottle) I was thrilled I had this anise flavored alcohol for this recipe. I had everything on the recipe but oysters in the shell. I used a glass of fesh oysters from Costco.I cooked the oysters in a frying pan with olive oil and garlic than cooked spinach in sauce left in the pan. I want to try shell oysters next. I first had Oyster Rockefller at Jake's Fish House in Portland, Oregon. This recipe is just as good and a whole lot cheaper. I would not change a thing but I would not use my Vita Mix blender next time since it made the mixture soupy. I will use my small Cuisnart to just chop the mix..

Oct 13, 2009

Followed the recipe and they came out really good. Added a pinch of jack cheese on the top melted in well. Will have these again.They were easy to make.

Sep 04, 2011

You have no idea how FANTASTIC this recipe is. I didn't follow the measurements to TEE. I omitted the bacon bits, parsely and the anise liquor. Adding garlic butter, onion, lemon, romano and parmasean cheese. I first boiled the oysters with 1 bottle of beer and the rest with water making sure to cover the oysters entirely. I added garlic gloves and pepper corns to the pot. I used melted garlic butter, chopped spinache, onion, parma AND romano cheese with a dash of lemon juice. I then set them in the oven, broiling them on high for about 1 minute. I make this at least once a month and EVERYONE absolutely craves them!!!!

Mar 01, 2010

really good recipe. i had already shucked oysters but sauteed the spinach and green onions in the bacon grease then stirred in the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. will definitely make again!

Feb 16, 2011

We made these with fresh oysters from Chincoteague Island. Loved them! They were a little time-consuming, but worth it! I used a bigger than normal dash of hot sauce, but that's because I really like it.

Jan 03, 2011

I used this recipe for New Year Eve with couples for good luck in the aphrodisiac department for the upcoming year. It was fantastic! The toppings were sooo good just by themselves! I added a tiny bit of gorgonzola on top just before broiling which we loved!


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  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 61097 mg
  • 2444%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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