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There's much debate over how many of America's greatest recipes got their name, but that's not an issue with Oysters Rockefeller. Thanks to the rich, money-colored butter sauce, this decadent creation's name pretty much wrote itself. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon over the top.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Pour rock salt into a large, shallow casserole dish.

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  • Combine watercress, butter, bread crumbs, green onions, celery, tarragon, Italian parsley, anise-flavored liqueur, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a food processor; blend until smooth.

  • Place 8 to 12 shucked oysters on top of the rock salt. Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons of watercress mixture a top each oyster.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until oysters are firm and butter has melted, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining oysters.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 5g; fat 4.4g; cholesterol 45.8mg; sodium 111.7mg. Full Nutrition
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