Oysters Rockefeller – Cleaning, Shucking and the Recipe

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The Best Oysters are Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller are a great way to kick off any celebration.  New Orleans Mardi Gras is certainly no exception.  And as you may or may not know, the original recipe was developed in the French Quarter at local restaurant called Antoine’s back in the 1800’s.  This recipe has since gone platinum.  And you as you can see in the picture below, they are fairly inexpensive to buy and with this recipe, they certainly live up to their name, “Rockefeller”.  I think I paid about 58 cents a piece is all and the results were spectacularly “Rich”.

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What kind of Oysters do you have?

These are West Coast Oysters.  You can tell they aren’t from the East Coast because of the Greenish color, instead of brown, and they’re a bit more long gated as well.  They should always be scrubbed and rinsed before shucking.  This will help eliminate any grime getting into the shell.  Personally, I like to rinse them out after anyway.  But some folks will freak out if you drain the “liquor” from the oyster before serving because there’s so much flavor there.  But for Oysters Rockefeller, there is so much flavor added to it through out the recipe, in my opinion, it really doesn’t matter.  The important thing is that no one breaks a tooth trying to eat them.

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Shucking Oysters

I’ll show you, in the video below, how to properly shuck these things and lay them out on the half shell.  There’s really nothing to it once you learn the tricks.  But it’s important to lay them down on something that will keep them stable so they don’t teeter back and forth.  Some people, restaurants included, press the round shell backs down into Rock salt, and that’s great for serving but I just use cup cake pans to keep them from moving and it works great for broiling.

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Oysters Rockefeller

To make this recipe, you need a few key ingredients but the main thing is to make it green like money.  As the story goes, when this recipe was created, someone in the restaurant exclaimed that these Oysters were as rich as Rockefeller.  Others think it has to do with the color of money itself.  Either way, the name stuck and now the world can enjoy them for any occasion.

If you’re interested in other Cajun recipes and food celebrated in New Orleans and at Mardi Gras, check out my Boudin, Crawfish Etouffee and my Jambalaya!

Oysters Rockefeller Ingredients:

1 doz Med/Lrg Oysters
2 cloves Garlic, ground
1 Green Onion, ground
1 sprig of Fresh Parsly
4 oz Baby Green Spinach
2 tbsp White wine, can sub ice water or white grape juice
1 stick of melted butter (1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp Crab Boil or Crawfish Seasoning (Old Bay is fine)
1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 tsp Basalmic Vinager
1/3 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Bread Crumbs, optional

Be sure to watch the full Oysters Rockefeller Video Tutorial so you can see, step by step, exactly how to make them from scratch.

Beer Can Chicken

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Beer Can Chicken takes all the guessing out of making a perfect bird; even if you’ve never done it before.  All you have to do is follow a few simple steps and you can turn this Chicken up above, into this down below.

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1) Clean and Season your bird.
2) Place the chicken over a beer that is only halfway full.
3) Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 1/2 hours and you’re done!

But don’t take my word for it.  Watch this video tutorial down below and I’ll prove to you how easy it really is!

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Beer Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Cheese Sauce

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I love these Beer Bratwursts or Beer Brats!  Seriously, this is something that is welcome at my barbecue any day of the week!  They’re fun and delicious, so I never get any complaints.  The Bratwursts themselves are first boiled in beer before they are taken to the grill, and then I make the cheese sauce out of the leftover Beer from the boil.  The Sauerkraut is the Bavarian Style of making Kraut and it tops these Brats off perfectly.  So you’re looking at a Beer Brat that has been boiled in beer, grilled, then topped off with a Beer Cheese sauce and Sauerkraut.  Doesn’t that look Delicious!

And just so you know, I make the world’s best Onion Rings and Sweet Potato fries and I’ve got the links and recipes below!

CLICK HERE for Onion Rings
CLICK HERE for Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

1 pckg Bratwurst
1 bag of Hotdog Buns
2 Beers
3 cups Sauerkraut
2 tbsp Shortening
1 Onion
1 Bay Leaf
1 tsp caraway seed
1 tsp Sugar
1 pckg Cream Cheese
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, mild
Salt and Pepper to taste

Bodum Electric Indoor Table Grill and Griddle, Black


There’s just something about cooking right there on the dining table together with all the guests. It certainly creates more of a communal feeling than when the host is stuck in the kitchen while the guests are having a good time in the living room. This versatile electric table grill is more like two grills in one. The even side of the grill is perfect for pancakes, crepes and bacon. The wavy side cooks meats, fish and vegetables to perfection. It is so easy to switch between surfaces since the grill and griddle plate is one solid piece- just pick it up and flip it over to change sides. Both surfaces are made from non-stick coated aluminum, the handles from heat-resistant plastics. The table grill can be set to six temperatures, and it comes with a double-end heat-resistant spatula-one for each grilling surface. The powerful 1500 to 1800-watt heating element heats evenly and makes grilling a breeze. Whether your are making steaks, grilled cheese sandwiches, or pancakes, the large surface leaves plenty of room for cooking. The grill itself, as well as the drip pan underneath it is dishwasher safe. With the electric grill being perfect for cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner-why even own a stove, is the only remaining question. Available in black, red, green and orange.
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