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Catholic Recipe: Oysters Rockefeller

    INGREDIENTS

  • 24 oysters
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt
  • 2 Tablespoons minced bacon
  • 1/2 cup spinach purée
  • bread crumbs
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: USA

A very good modern American Thanksgiving dinner can be planned using the same foods which were eaten by those who sat at the first Thanksgiving feast in Plymouth. We suggest that it might include Oysters Rockefeller, turkey with a wild rice stuffing, cranberry ice, and, of course, pumpkin pie.

DIRECTIONS

Arrange oysters on the half shell in a bed of rock salt to prevent their slipping while being cooked. Cream 1 tablespoon of the butter with the shallot and parsley. Place a little on each oyster and season with salt; then add a bit of the minced bacon and cover with some of the spinach puree. Dust with bread crumbs and dot with the remaining butter. Bake in a 450° F. oven for ten minutes and serve immediately.

Recipe Source: Feast Day Cookbook by Katherine Burton and Helmut Ripperger, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1951
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