A traditional recipe for oysters Rockefeller.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
24 oysters
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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  • Clean oysters and place in a large stockpot. Pour in enough water to cover oysters; bring the water and oysters to a boil. Remove from heat and drain and cool oysters. When cooled break the top shell off of each oyster.

  • Using a food processor, chop the bacon, spinach, bread crumbs, green onions, and parsley. Add the salt, hot sauce, olive oil and anise-flavored liqueur and process until finely chopped but not pureed, about 10 seconds.

  • Arrange the oysters in their half shells on a pan with kosher salt. Spoon some of the spinach mixture on each oyster. Bake 10 minutes until cooked through, then change the oven's setting to broil and broil until browned on top. Serve hot.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe contains the full amount of the salt oysters are baked over. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 9.3g 19% DV; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 18.9mg 6% DV; sodium 61097.1mg 2444% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
My husband has had me searching everywhere for a recipe for Oysters Rockefller that tastes like the ones he gets at The Parson's Table (his favorite "fancy" restaurant). He said this is it! The recipe is super simple, the longest part of preparation is opening the oysters! He ate 6 & we froze the other 18 in three zip-loc bags. Next time, we'll just get them out of the freezer, sprinkle a few more breadcrumbs & grated cheese on top, then pop into the oven! Wonderful! Robin Weiss in NC. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2014
I had high hopes for this after making it I understand why it didn't make it. Not enough Pernod no garlic and no Parmesan cheese. There are better recipes out there. I was looking for a restaurant style taste. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 21
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
My husband has had me searching everywhere for a recipe for Oysters Rockefller that tastes like the ones he gets at The Parson's Table (his favorite "fancy" restaurant). He said this is it! The recipe is super simple, the longest part of preparation is opening the oysters! He ate 6 & we froze the other 18 in three zip-loc bags. Next time, we'll just get them out of the freezer, sprinkle a few more breadcrumbs & grated cheese on top, then pop into the oven! Wonderful! Robin Weiss in NC. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2008
This is an amazing recipe. Perfect in everyway. I used "Pernod" that I bought to cook food from recipes I got on a cruise ship.(27.00 a bottle) I was thrilled I had this anise flavored alcohol for this recipe. I had everything on the recipe but oysters in the shell. I used a glass of fesh oysters from Costco.I cooked the oysters in a frying pan with olive oil and garlic than cooked spinach in sauce left in the pan. I want to try shell oysters next. I first had Oyster Rockefller at Jake's Fish House in Portland Oregon. This recipe is just as good and a whole lot cheaper. I would not change a thing but I would not use my Vita Mix blender next time since it made the mixture soupy. I will use my small Cuisnart to just chop the mix.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
Followed the recipe and they came out really good. Added a pinch of jack cheese on the top melted in well. Will have these again.They were easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2011
You have no idea how FANTASTIC this recipe is. I didn't follow the measurements to TEE. I omitted the bacon bits, parsely and the anise liquor. Adding garlic butter, onion, lemon, romano and parmasean cheese. I first boiled the oysters with 1 bottle of beer and the rest with water making sure to cover the oysters entirely. I added garlic gloves and pepper corns to the pot. I used melted garlic butter, chopped spinache, onion, parma AND romano cheese with a dash of lemon juice. I then set them in the oven, broiling them on high for about 1 minute. I make this at least once a month and EVERYONE absolutely craves them!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
really good recipe. i had already shucked oysters but sauteed the spinach and green onions in the bacon grease then stirred in the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
We made these with fresh oysters from Chincoteague Island. Loved them! They were a little time-consuming but worth it! I used a bigger than normal dash of hot sauce but that's because I really like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I used this recipe for New Year Eve with couples for good luck in the aphrodisiac department for the upcoming year. It was fantastic! The toppings were sooo good just by themselves! I added a tiny bit of gorgonzola on top just before broiling which we loved! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
My boyfriend just returned from a fishing trip to B.C. He brought back oysters knowing how much I love seafood. But not too many as he wasn't sure if he was going to like them. Sweet as he is...but safe. LOL!! We brought up a recipe on our favorite site...All Recipes and came up with this one. Oh was he sceptical. He let me do my thing and I followed the recipe to a T. They were super easy to open. (though my food processor was at my place. Had to use the blender and it did puree. Not to worry...still fantastic) We both decided it was a 50 meal in some fancy restaurant. He says he will catch a lot more next time. we like the other reviewer's advice of freezing them. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
As a new younger cook I was a bit nervous to make these but have made these the past two christmas eves. My family enjoys them so much that I've created a new christmas eve tradition and a good cooking reputation for myself! I do also add a bit of cheese to the top before broiling. The crispy bacon makes it perfect! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2014
I had high hopes for this after making it I understand why it didn't make it. Not enough Pernod no garlic and no Parmesan cheese. There are better recipes out there. I was looking for a restaurant style taste. Read More
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