Baked Oysters

It’s Pride Day today and for some reason I am feeling lucky. I just bought $80 worth of raffle tickets from a church festival and fundraising event in San Jose. If I win, I will be $10,000 richer! But I feel more lucky because I finally found a local source of my all-time favorite Philippine seaweed, ararusep, or grape seaweed. Now I don’t have to cross the Pacific Ocean to partake of it.

But this recipe is really about baked oysters. One of my Facebook friends posted a photo of baked oysters last week and I promised myself to prepare some before the end of this weekend. So, here it is! Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS image

1 dozen oysters on half-shell, or 1 dozen shucked oysters with their liquor

3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

1/3 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 cup oyster liquor

1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup white wine

1 dash Tabasco

1/2 tsp thyme

3 tbsps Olive oil

1/3 cup green onions, chopped

DIRECTIONS

In a small sauce pan, heat 1 tbsp Olive oil, white wine, garlic, red pepper and Tabasco.  Add in oyster liquor and bring to a quick boil.  Remove pan from heat. In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsps Olive oil, bread crumbs, cheese and thyme.  Place oysters on half shells on a baking sheet, or shucked oysters in individual ramekins.  Spoon sauce over oysters and then top with a heaping spoonful of the topping. Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees. Bake oysters for about 5-7 minutes or until top becomes golden brown. Serve warm and garnish with fresh green onions. For my part, I partnered the dish with grape seaweed ( ararusep) with fresh tomatoes!

 

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2 thoughts on “Baked Oysters

  1. thank you for that wonderful information about your good fortune finding a local source of our native dish ararusep. if you could please share where to find, you will be giving every ilocano here at the desert an endless smile and hardened stomach (too much ararusep consumed).thank you.

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    • I found it at a Filipino supermarket in San Jose, Seafood City Supermarket. If there is not one in your area, try any Asian supermarket near you, they might have it. Dios ti agngina!

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