Rockefeller Turnovers

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Appears in
Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1997

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I developed these appetizers for Food & Wine magazine. The ingredients for Oysters Rockefeller are chopped together, tucked into puff pastry turnovers, and baked. They can be assembled ahead of time, refrigerated, and baked when you’re ready to eat. Serve them warm before dinner with drinks.


  • ½ pint shucked oysters
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 4 tablespoon


At least an hour before serving, place the oysters in a sieve over a bowl in the refrigerator to thoroughly drain. Remove the puff pastry from the freezer and allow to thaw at room temperature for 20 minutes.

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