I’ll admit, the first time I tried these oysters I was at our friend’s house and I thought, ‘gross, what an odd combination of ingredients!’ However, it only took one whiff of the deliciousness delicious and I was sold! They have been one of my favorite appetizers ever since.
These are perfect snack for game day or even a Friday night get together. Or say… tonight. Ok!..don’t mind if I do.
- Two dozen oysters, either in the 1/2 shell or jarred.
- (Today our market only had jarred, apparently fresh oysters in Idaho is not top priority)
- 5 oz. Blue cheese, chunked
- 4-5 pieces bacon, precooked
- One green onion, finely chopped
- Franks Hot sauce or Sriracha sauce
- Fresh parsley to garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400°. If you're using jarred oysters, wash them thoroughly and remove any gritty shell particles and place them in a muffin tin. If your using oysters are in the shell, you can forgo the muffin tin and just place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake the oysters in the oven at 400° for 20 minutes or until done.
- Remove from the oven and place a small piece of precooked bacon on each oyster, then a hefty slab of bleu cheese. Top off with a squirt of hot sauce.
- Return back to the oven just until the bleu cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and as soon as they have cooled to the touch, transfer to a platter and serve.
Why is it when I say “oysters in a half shell” I want to scream “TURTLE POWER!” ?
My one jar made 6 baked oysters and I will eat all 6 of them, because I don’t share well! True story. These oysters pair perfectly with a chilled glass of Chardonnay. Ok fine! Two glasses of chilled chardonnay.
Now it is time for y’all to get out of my kitchen so I can devour these like a gluttonous hog!
* A special thanks to my friend Steve and Stacy for sharing their delicious recipe.*
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