Oyster Appetizers

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Two Great Recipes for Oyster Appetizers


OYSTERS AND BACON know as Angels on Horseback
Oysters and Bacon appetizers have to be the all time favorite of anyone who loves oysters. They are commonly known as Angels on Horseback. I don’t think it is possible to have enough of these delicious hors d’oeuvres.

Ingredients for Oysters and Bacon:

  • ¼ cup strained lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Anchovy paste
  • 2 dozen shucked oysters
  • 12 lean bacon slice cut in half

METHOD for Oysters and Bacon:

Combine lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and anchovy paste, stir until smooth. Dry oysters well. Marinate oysters in mixture for an hour. Wrap bacon around oysters, fasten with toothpick and broil on rack four inches from heat on both sides.
For crisper bacon you can cook it a bit before wrapping around oysters. Be sure to leave it with enough flexibility to be able bend it around the oyster.


Oysters en Brochette
Oysters en Brochette are another great way to serve oysters as an appetizer. Bacon is often used when cooking oysters as it adds to the flavor and keeps the oysters moist. In the recipe for Oysters and Brochette it is combined with mushrooms. This recipe is better if each skewer is served on a plate at the table. It you are wishing to use this idea as finger food you need to split the quantity for each skewer and put it on much smaller skewers.

Ingredients for Oysters en Brochette:

  • 16 Mushroom caps 16
  • 8 slices Bacon 8
  • 16 shucked Oysters 16
  • ¼ cup Butter, melted 50ml
  • ¼ cup fresh Lemon Juice 50ml
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced 1
  • Freshly ground Pepper
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes (optional) 8

Method for Oysters and Brochette:

Blanch mushroom caps in boiling water for 1 minute so they won’t slit when skewered.

Insert greased skewer through end of bacon slice, through oyster, through bacon again, through mushroom cap, through bacon again, and so on, alternating oysters and mushrooms. Use 2 strips of bacon, 4 mushrooms, and 4 oysters on each skewer. Do not push food together too tightly.

In small container, stir together butter, lemon juice and garlic. Brush over skewers and sprinkle generously with pepper. Place in shallow pan and broil about 4 inches (10cm) from heat for about 10 minutes or until oysters curl at edges and bacon is crisp. Turn once during cooking time and baste. If using tomatoes, push onto ends of skewers for last three minutes of cooking time.
Makes 4 appetizer servings or if using smaller skewers about 8 servings.

About Pat Tate

Always a very busy person Pat has been interested in cooking and collecting recipes. In an effort to sort out a mound of favorite recipes and to be able to pass them on to the next generation she started this site Family, Foods, and Friends. Again she invites people to join her and to share their cooking adventures.

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