Although oysters can be a bit divisive, those who love them really love them. From classics like and oysters Rockefeller to new twists like fried buffalo oysters, you’re going to love making these oyster recipes at home. Whether you like ’em grilled, fried, or even in a casserole, we guarantee you’re going to love these oyster recipes.
Easy Lowcountry Oyster Roast
This simple method translates the regional ceremony of roasting South Carolina cluster oysters on a large metal slab over an open fire to the backyard grill. To serve, place multiple oyster knives and gloves on a table and encourage folks to shuck their own. Plan on at least 1 dozen oysters per person, and grill them in batches. Be sure to scrub and rinse oysters well before roasting; discard any with broken shells.
Oyster-Bacon Pot Pie
On the fence about oysters? Consider this Chesapeake Bay-inspired number your gateway dish. This gussied-up riff features a golden puff pastry crown over a creamy, briny filling. You can also make this recipe in a lightly greased 11- × 7-inch baking dish. Seal puff pastry sheet over filling, brush with egg wash and bake as directed.
Classic Oysters Stew
There are countless versions of this simple, elegant stew. To achieve the perfect texture of just-cooked oysters, poach them in the milk until their edges begin to curl, set aside, and return them to the stew just before serving.
Smoked Oysters And Andouille Dressing
Give your dressing an extra-savory depth of flavor with the addition of humble canned, smoked oysters. We added three cans, as well as two cups of andouille sausage, and some Cajun seasoning. Serve it with lunch or dinner, or simply make it to save for breakfast the next day. Either way, this Thanksgiving dressing recipe will be delicious.
Whether you call it oyster casserole, oyster dressing, or some other variation, we can take a pretty good guess that you’re from the Lowcountry if your family eats this dish every year at Christmastime. If you’re not, it’s about time you tried it.
Any oyster lover who hasn’t had Oysters Rockefeller isn’t a true oyster lover. The original recipe remains a mystery (a spinach-watercress debate still persists), but a true Rockefeller riff is bold and vibrant with freshly blended herbaceous ingredients and a splash of anise-flavored liqueur.
Now that your mouth is probably already watering, we’ll stop talking oyster farming and start talking recipes. Since they don’t require any extra food or clean water, oyster farming is considered to be sustainable. Let’s pick one recipe!