Easy Oysters Rockefeller Recipe Will Leave You Craving More by Donna John

Seafood Appetizers
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Easy Oysters Rockefeller Recipe Will Leave You Craving More

History has it that Oysters Rockefeller was created by Jules Alciatore in 1899. Jules was the son of the founder of Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans. Thank you, Jules.

Don't be intimidated by cooking oysters at home. Shucking an oyster is not that hard. Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands. First, insert an oyster knife or butter knife between the two shells. After inserting the knife, gently twist until the oyster opens. Run the knife along the shell until the muscle releases from the shell. Lastly, make sure there are no bits of shell in the oyster.

Oysters Rockefeller is made with oysters on the half shell, butter, garlic, baby spinach, white wine, panko and grated Parmesan cheese. After shucking the oysters, melt butter in a skillet and cook the garlic until fragrant. Add the spinach and wine and cook until the wine evaporates. Turn off the heat and add the Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of the panko breadcrumbs. Set the oysters on a bed of sea salt to keep them from moving around, and top each with a dollop of the spinach mixture. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese and broil until golden brown on top. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Serve Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer or as part of a seafood dinner.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 16 oysters, shucked
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup panko, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan, plus more for topping

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  • Instead of using salt to keep the oysters from moving around on the baking sheet, you could crumple up aluminum foil and use that as a base.
  • Be sure to buy your oysters from a reputable fish market or grocery store.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the spinach and wine. Cook until almost all the wine has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in the Parmesan and 1/4 cup of panko. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Put the oysters on a baking sheet. To keep them from moving around, you can set them in a bed of salt.
  5. Top each oyster with a dollop of the filling. Sprinkle the remaining panko over the filling as well as a little more Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  6. Broil the oysters until panko begins to brown and oysters are bubbly, about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 475

Total Fat: 23.5g

Saturated Fat: 12.6g

Cholesterol: 187mg

Sodium: 1000mg

Total Carbohydrate: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 3.9g

Total Sugars: 3.6g

Protein: 41.4g

Vitamin D: 8mcg

Calcium: 823mg

Iron: 20mg

Potassium: 1399mg

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Elisa Schmitz
So yummy! One of my faves to order at seafood restaurants, Donna John !

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