My mom is one of the best cooks I know and she always reminds me that she is better than I am at cooking. I, of course, tell her shes crazy and she has nothing on me! Its a delicious rivalry that is continuous. I will have to say, however, her Oysters Rockefeller are by far the best Ive ever had in my life. Growing up in Florida fresh seafood is always easy to get and she would make these as a special treat on a lazy Sunday and they were always out of control good. Well, I finally got her to tell me the recipe and I had to share it with you all.
|Oyster||12 , shucked|
|Bacon slices||3 , chopped|
|Onion||1 Small , diced small|
|Garlic||3 Clove (15 gm) , minced|
|Anisette liquor||5 Tablespoon , divided (4 tbsp + 1tbsp)|
|Red pepper flakes||1/8 Teaspoon|
|Fresh spinach||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Salt and pepper||To Taste|
|Fresh grated parmesan cheese||1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , divided (1 + 3 tbsp)|
|Juice of lemon||1/2|
|Muenster cheese slices||4|
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In a pan, melt butter over high heat and add in the bacon to the pan. Cook for a few minutes.
Add in the onion and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes until light brown.
Pour in 4 tablespoons of Anisette liquor and cook for a few seconds.
Season with red pepper flakes, followed by spinach. Stir and cook until spinach is wilted about 5 minutes.
Add in the tabasco, salt, pepper, and remaining Anisette, 1 tablespoon Parmesan, and the lemon juice. Mix it all together and put on the top of the shucked oysters.
Top with Muenster cheese to cover. Sprinkle the top with remaining Parmesan and put in the oven.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn on the broiler and let broil for about 1 minute, or until the cheese is starting to brown on the top.
Serve with your favorite drink.