Chef John's Oysters Rockefeller

Chef John's Oysters Rockefeller

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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."

Ingredients

55 m servings 94 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Pour rock salt into a large, shallow casserole dish.
  2. 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.
  3. Place 8 to 12 shucked oysters on top of the rock salt. Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons of watercress mixture a top each oyster.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until oysters are firm and butter has melted, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining oysters.
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This was excellent. The first time I made this I was able to get fresh oysters here on the gulf coast. Couldn't find Pernod so went with an anise flavored liquor. Second time couldn't find fr...

Very nice flavor! I watched the video first, and it was most helpful. I used 24 oysters and ran out of the beautiful topping. Next time I make this I must remember to adjust the amount for th...