Oysters Casino

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Ingredients

U.S. Metric Ingredients
36 36 Oysters
½ lb 225 g Butter
2 oz 60 g Green bell pepper, chopped fine
1 oz 30 g Pimiento, chopped fine
1 oz 30 g Shallots, chopped fine
¼ cup 60 mL Chopped parsley
1 fl oz 30 mL Lemon juice
to taste to taste Salt
to taste to taste White pepper
9 strips 9 strips Bacon

Method

Procedure

  1. Open oysters as shown in Figure 19.8. Discard top shell.
  2. Place oysters on a sheet pan or in a shallow baking pan (see Note).
  3. Place the butter in the bowl of a mixer and beat with the paddle attachment until soft and smooth.
  4. Add the green pepper, pimiento, shallots, parsley, and lemon juice. Mix until evenly combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Casino butter can be rolled in parchment, refrigerated or frozen, and sliced to order.)
  5. Cook the bacon in the oven or on the griddle until about half cooked. Drain.
  6. Cut each strip into 4 Pieces.
  7. Place about 2 tsp (10 mL) butter mixture on top of each oyster.
  8. Top each oyster with a piece of bacon.
  9. Run the oysters under the broiler until the bacon is brown and the oysters are hot. Do not overcook.

Per serving: Calories, 610; Protein, 26 g; Fat, 51 g (75% cal.); Cholesterol, 230 mg; Carbohydrates, 12 g; Fiber, 0 g; Sodium, 860 mg.

Variations

Clams Casino

Prepare as in basic recipe, using cherrystone or littleneck clams.

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